Canvassing in Kielder Drive and Meldon Close yesterday, which gave me a chance to discuss the plans for the old Springfield Primary School site with local people again.
The site is now up for sale. I reassured residents again that only the "footprint" of the school buildings and the car park can be developed, so the greater part of the area will remain open space.
The other key issue for local people has been access to the development - residents in Kielder Drive were worried that there might be a link from the new housing onto their road, making what is now a quiet backwater into a much busier road.
We pressed hard that access to the development be from Salters Lane South, and I was delighted when this was incorporated into the plans. I also spoke to officers last week about keeping the grassed area tidy and free from litter, and was pleased that a cut has already been done (albeit that the grass hasn't been collected). That'll have to be another call to the officers this morning...