High Rise School Blocked

Plans for a high rise school for 1200 pupils on one of the Borough’s busiest junctions at Bromley South have been refused by the National Planning Inspector who upheld the Council’s earlier decision to refuse planning permission.

We applaud the tireless and determined campaign by the local residents’ opposition group. A victory for them, the community and common sense. There is a desperate need for new schools to meet growing demand but this site has to rank as one of the most unsuitable in the borough.

Lib Dem activist Rhian Kanat who spoke at the inquiry said “Thank you to everyone who joined our campaign against such a large school on this site and to the tireless residents’ opposition group. We hope that Bromley Council will now work with the school to identify a suitable site. And most importantly that the Council will make an amendment to the local plan so that this site is no longer designated as a secondary school. “

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