Thanks to Simon Hicks providing me with a link, I have been able to finally take a look at some of the documentation relating to the proposed construction of the Special Needs School on the grounds of Oakmeeds Community College.
What I found rather suprising was that among the various planning documents and letters from various departments, West Sussex County Council have chosen to upload every objection letter and email from members of the public. Also attached are the full names and addresses of each sender. In a case where an email has been sent in, the council have added that person's address in pencil.
How many of those people objecting to the plans would have chosen to write to the council if they knew that their letters were going to be made publicly available for everyone to read?
The reason I pose this question is because having read some of the letters, I have found quite a few to have been rather 'hammed up'. Of course there is nothing wrong in trying to drive home to the council that building the school at Oakmeeds is a big mistake, but they aren't the sort of letters that you'd be too happy for people that know of you to be reading.
Additionally, some letters contain personal views regarding special needs children and also opinions on how other school children in the area would treat those with a handicap. There are also a few digs about Oakmeeds Community College from parents of current pupils at the school. Lets hope that the headmaster doesn't read those particular letters!
Are WSCC wrong to have published the objection letters with full names and addresses of each author?