Sutton new schools a step closer
The Greenshaw Learning Trust’s new Sutton secondary school and special school have taken another step forward.
Wates has submitted its planning application to build the proposed new secondary school and special school on the disused all weather pitch and part of the southern end of the Sports Village at Rosehill Recreation Ground.
Sutton Council formally received and validated the planning application and published it on the Council website on 25 June – you can see the application and submit your views here. It is expected that the planning application will be considered by Sutton Council in September.
The Greenshaw Learning Trust was given approval in 2015 by the Department for Education to open a new secondary school in Sutton in response to the need for school places in central/north Sutton. Sutton Council subsequently approved the principle of the new schools being built on the disused all weather pitch and a small part of the Sports Village at Rosehill Recreation Ground, subject to planning permission.
The Wates Group construction company was appointed by the Department for Education as the design and build contractors for the proposed new schools at Rosehill. Wates published its initial plans for the new school building in March, with a public exhibition on 3 April. In response to issues raised by residents and Sutton Council, Wates then amended its proposals and submitted a full planning application to Sutton Council.
Wates will be hosting a public drop-in event for people to view the planning application at Sutton Sports Village, Rosehill Recreation Ground, Sutton, SM1 3HH, on Tuesday 2 July 2019 between 5.00pm and 8.00pm.
The latest data shows that additional secondary school places are required in September 2020, so Sutton Council is developing plans to enable the secondary school to open in a temporary location in central Sutton.
If planning permission is granted by Sutton Council in autumn 2019, this will allow the secondary school to open in temporary accommodation in September 2020 and then move to Rosehill in January 2022, when the new special school would also be able to open.