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Planning approval for new Bromley free school

PUBLISHED: 15:55 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:55 07 November 2014

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The new school will provide 420 new school places in Bromley

A planning application for a two form entry school in Mays Hill Road, Shortlands was approved by Bromley Council last night.

The application to demolish Kingswood House and erect a two storey building with parking and landscaping was submitted on behalf of The Harris Foundation - a not for profit which runs schools in the London area. The new free school will provide 420 school places.

Richard Scoates, chairman of plans sub-committee said: “We recognise that this was an application with great public interest, with much merit to points raised by the applicant and by local residents. Clearly, parking and traffic generation are major concerns to local residents.

“However, these concerns can be kept to a minimum by the various planning conditions attached to the permission, along with the school and parents’ continual cooperation with local residents.”

The Kingswood House site is a vacant brownfield site currently and has been assessed by the Education Funding Agency as part of their site selection process.

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