The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury
The Random Thoughts of a Geek heading for Banbury

New Islington Free School

Over the weekend I received a letter from Julie Roscoe (head of planning at Manchester City Council) informing me that application number 104709/FO/2014/N1: “erection of a part 2, part single story building to form a new 2-form entry school with associated car parking, landscaping, play areas, boundary treatment and vehicular access from Old Mill Street” had been passed after careful consideration of the proposal, it had however been subject to 34 conditions.

Conditions attached to the planning permission include:

  • Off site highway works
  • the submission of a travel plan strategy
  • CCTV details
  • canal protection measures during construction
  • secure by design measures

I have written back to Sue Wills (Case officer) asking for details on the 34 conditions. however am yet to receive a response.

With the Rochdale Canal making up the main route too and from Great Ancoats Street, and it being a Mecca for drug users





Graffiti “art”, littering (including broken glass, used condoms) drinking, Prostitution, oh and on more than a few occasions human excrement.

I hope the council will see fit to clean up the area.

The Ancoats Canal Project do a great job, however the police and the council seem unable to care less.

Let’s hope the presence of a school will help?

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