Allotment holders in Birkby dig for answers after new school plan revealed
Allotment holders in Birkby have urged Kirklees Council to tell them their fate.
The plea came after the Examiner revealed that part of an allotments site was to be ripped up to build a new £10 million school.
The council has plans for a new 420-pupil primary school on land at Clare Hill. A sports pitch, owned by Greenhead College, will go along with around 21 allotment plots on the neighbouring Cemetery Road Allotments at Birkby.
Designs show that while the school would be built on the sports pitch, two multi-use games areas (MUGAs) will be created on the allotments.
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