MP warns of threat to new college

TIME is running out to save a £10 million investment in Daventry’s education, claims the town’s MP.

The future of the planned university technical college (UTC) lies with a group of 10 people – the Friends of Daventry Open Spaces (FODOS) – say those supporting the bid.

The UTC is to be built on the old pitch and putt site at the bottom of Ashby Road, Daventry. But the land is part of a dispute over development between Daventry District Council and FODOS who want to get village green status for the land to stop the planned marina and canal development there.

Steve Davies, principal of Moulton College, lead sponsors for the UTC, said: “The timing of the application for village green status poses a real threat to the delivery of a UTC in Daventry.”

For the full story see today’s Daventry Express.