by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 3 July, 2019
A planning application No DM2019/00985 for the erection of a four storey secondary school, together with a two storey sports hall, hard playing space, car parking, etc has now been received by the Council. It can be viewed here.
Comments on the application should be made by 9 August. The application is likely to be heard by a special meeting of the Planning Committee in September or early October.
As well as plans for the new school, the application includes a number of documents that set out important aspects of how the school will be built and operate. There is a Summary Guide that lists what each of these documents contains.
We accept the need for a new school, and that there appears to be no alternative to building it in Rosehill Park. But it looks like there is little improvement to the plans we saw in April, and on that basis we will be formally objecting to the application. It seems from the plans that the government is refusing to spend more than the bare minimum to build the new school, and this will impact on the park and neighbouring streets if the plans go ahead. As your ward councillors we will continue to demand better for our young people and local residents.
Advice on how to comment on planning applications is on this page, and is on the planning pages of the Sutton Council website.1 Comment