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Government U-turn on new Rosehill school

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 26 August, 2021

The government has finally decided that the new High School they planned to build in Rosehill Park, will not now go ahead.  In a letter to the Greenshaw Trust, the minister says that the project will be formally cancelled.  The need for secondary school places in Sutton has reduced and the government believes the demand […]

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Latest news about proposed Rosehill School

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 21 June, 2021

Many of you will be aware that the Council refused the planning application for a new secondary school in Rosehill Park West on the grounds of poor design including classrooms without windows. The developer appealed our decision and the government took the unprecedented decision to make the final decision. The Secretary of State agreed with […]

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School to go ahead on Rosehill Park

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 26 March, 2021

The Conservative government has approved the new school on Rosehill Park, overturning Sutton’s decision to refuse planning permission because of the poor design, including classrooms without windows. This is despite the Minister agreeing that the design of the school does not meet Sutton’s standards, and ‘would have a harmful impact on the visual setting’ of […]

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Rosehill School decision delayed until 25 March

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 21 February, 2021

We have heard that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who is making the final decision on this appeal, has raised a question which will delay his decision until 25 March. The issue raised is about whether his department or the Department for Education should be the signatory to the various […]

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Plans to scrap under-18s free travel set to hit Sutton families

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 31 October, 2020

Plans to remove the right to free bus travel from under-18s have been delayed, but still exist. Though we welcome the decision to delay these plans, they must be scrapped entirely to avoid further pressure being put on students and parents who are already struggling. Add yourself to the list of Sutton residents calling on the […]

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Rosehill School Inquiry ends – decision not until February

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 26 September, 2020

The Planning Appeal into the proposed new school on Rosehill Park has now finished after an eight day hearing.  The Government is appealing against Sutton Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for the 8 form entry high school, with a SEN autistic school attached, on the disused All Weather pitch to the south of the […]

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Rosehill school planning inquiry to open next week

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 5 September, 2020

The Rosehill Public Inquiry is due to commence at 9.30am next Wednesday, 9 September 2020, and conclude on Wednesday 16 September. It will be held virtually, by video link. If you wish to follow the inquiry, please email [email protected] to register your interest and include the appeal reference number APP/P5870/W/19/3241269. She will send you a link for […]

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Local councillors appalled that the final decision has been referred to the Government and will not be decided locally  The Inquiry will be held virtually by video link, and is likely to sit until 15 or 16 September.  The papers for the appeal are on Sutton Council’s Planning website.  You need to click on the ‘Appeals’ […]

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School appeal postponed

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 17 March, 2020

The appeal against the refusal of planning permission for the new school in Rosehill Park, which was due to start on Weds 18 March, has been postponed due to COVID-19. The postponement is until the late summer. We will let you know when we know more.

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Ruth, Marlene and Steve have written to the Planning Inspector asking for the appeal for the new school to be turned down.  Although accepting the case for a new school in Sutton, the councillors are concerned that the current proposals, for a four-storey block on the All-Weather pitch does not provide an inspirational school that […]

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