Ah right. Sorry did not realise I had put my foot in a hornets' nest but if there was a huge building up for sale wasn't there a chance that it was going to involve some form of traffic each day for it to be occupied?
Yes, but the numbers allowed when it was an office were far below the numbers who will be there in a 1000 pupil school. Also they will have to expand if they are to have all 7 years, which is not allowed for in the current planning application (which was turned dowen twice anyway). No-one beleives that they won't build, because of course that will be forced through too, otherwise how would they operate as a school?
I thought maybe that there had been nothing big in that village before but how many people worked in the building when it was an office? It looks like an ugly great building on the school website. They must have got to work each day somehow.
Something like 150? I can't remeber the exact number, but there are spaces for about 30 cars I believe (ny numbers may be out!), so no space for 6th formers to park (surrounding roads, I believe) or for the 10 100 seater coaches which will all be arriving at once.
If there isn't enough demand for it within a reasonable distance it will either suffer from a lack of funding
There will be plenty of demand, but not locally.
How much is because it is Sikh? And how much because of other arguments?
I think it is slightly unfortunate that it is Sikh, as this has obviously led to accusations of racism (and nimbyism, of course). I do believe that the same arguments would have held whatever type of school it was. Except, of course, there may have been more local children once the school was established. However, there is currenly no shoratge of secodndary school places in South Bucks, but there is in Slough.