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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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Planning appeal for Rosehill School received

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 20 November, 2019

An appeal has been received against the refusal to grant planning permission for a new school in Rosehill Park. The applicant states that there is no change in the application from that turned down by Sutton Council. The appeal will be dealt with by a public inquiry, expected to last six days. The Planning Inspector […]

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Councillors object to school plans

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 11 August, 2019

Ward councillors have submitted objections to the current plans to build a new school in Rosehill Park. We accept the need for a second new school in the Borough, and accept that there is no alternative site to the All Weather pitch in Rosehill Park, which was secured following wide consultation on the Local Plan, […]

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