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Plans for new Julians school get green light

Gabriel House SE27 0JF to become a primary school

Gabriel House SE27 0JF to become a primary school

West Norwood’s new primary school came a step closer to reality last month when councillors on Lambeth’s  Planning Applications committee approved plans for the building in Wolfington Road.

Many residents will have seen the models and drawings for the school during extensive consultations over the past few months. The plan presented to the committee has not changed significantly and involves internal adaptations to Gabriel House, built nearly a century ago, plus a new, modern building on the back.

Two hostels owned by Lambeth Council will be demolished to make way for the school’s outdoor play area which will also extend down the tree-lined bank behind the current car park as far as Devane Way.

The vast majority of residents who commented on the plans support the scheme . Some people raised concerns about parking & traffic problems in Wolfington Road and the proposed loss of  the footpath from Wolfington Road to Devane Way .

Cllr Pickard  put these concerns to the committee and it was agreed to carry out a detailed assessment of usage of the footpath and amend the planning permission if necessary. It was also  agreed to include traffic calming near the school entrance..

The new two-form entry school building, to be managed by Julian’s School, is due to open in 2012, Building work is  due to start this summer.

Children will join the new school from this September – in temporary classrooms on the Julian’s site.

For details see item 13 on agenda of  Lambeth Planning Committee 24th May 2011: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=600&MId=7595

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New School in Wolfington Road

The plans for new primary school plans in  West Norwood, on the site of the London & Quadrant offices in Wolfington Road, have reached the planning application stage!

Cllr Jackie Meldrum viewing  the  school plans

Cllr Jackie Meldrum viewing the school plans

The proposed school site includes Gabriel House and the 2 hostel buildings behind. The school’s main entrance will be in Wolfington Road and there will be a back gate onto the green space around Norwood Hall but for security reasons the existing footpath along the side of the building will have to be closed.

The formal consultation period starts now there is a formal planning application. You should be able to see a copy of the plans in West Norwood Library or on the Lambeth website under the “Planning” menus  http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/publicaccess/ quoting ref 11/00832 . Comments can be submitted online. A decision on the planning application is expected by June 2011.


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