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Consultation launched to seek views on controversial Beckenham Academy plans

PUBLISHED: 12:47 25 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:47 25 February 2016

Balmoral Avenue site

Balmoral Avenue site

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A public meeting will take place at St George’s Hall in Beckenham on March 9

Beckenham residents are being invited to attend a public consultation meeting about plans for a new school on Balmoral Avenue.

The meeting will form the first stage of the consultation process for the planned build of the Beckenham Academy, with further engagements expected to take place later on.

Taking place at 6.45pm on March 9 at St George’s Church Hall on Albermarle Road, the meeting will provide an update on the planning application process and status, and give residents an opportunity to provide feedback on the initial proposals for the site.

Members of E21C - the trust behind the school - and project team will be on hand to answer questions on the evening, and the feedback received will be strongly considered when shaping proposals for the site going forward.

Paul Murphy, CEO at Multi-Academy Trust, E21C, comments: “This meeting will be an opportunity for all members of the community to hear an update on the plans and how the planning application process is coming along.

“It will also be a great chance for all local residents, businesses, sports and recreational clubs, to come along and to raise any questions they have about our plans.”

While E21C claim the academy will ease pressure on existing schools in the borough, with Bromley council expecting significant demand for places by 2020, the demolition of the former woodland site on Balmoral Avenue has caused outrage among those living in the surrounding area.

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