Consultation on building plans
Following its appointment by the Department of Education (DfE) as design and build contractor, Wates has been developing and consulting on plans for the new secondary school and special school proposed for the disused all weather pitch and part of the southern end of the Sports Village at Rosehill Recreation Ground, ahead of submitting a planning application to Sutton Council.
On 3 April 2019, Wates staged an exhibition at Sutton Sports Village showing its initial proposals for the new secondary schools and answering questions and seeking views on the plans. Between 4 and 12 April 2019, the Wates plans were made available on the Greenshaw Learning Trust website, as well as a feedback form so that people could submit their views to Wates. Wates hosted a further a public drop-in event for people to view the planning application on Tuesday 2 July 2019.
Feedback from visitors to the events and from Sutton Council was used by Wates to develop the plans further before the planning application was submitted in June.
Sutton Council formally received and validated the planning application and published it on the Council website on 25 June. The planning application is due to be decided at a meeting of Sutton Council’s Planning Committee on 10 September 2019, to take place at Holy Family Church Hall, Sorrento Road, Sutton, SM1 1QU, starting at 7.30pm. If necessary, the meeting will continue on 11 September, same place and time. You can find out more about the meeting on Sutton Council website here.
If planning permission is granted, the schools should be completed by September 2021; they will then be handed over to the Greenshaw Learning Trust.