Monday, May 28, 2007

Rowan Road High School planning application

Although it's in the neighbouring ward of Longthornton(though near the border of my ward Pollards Hill) proposals have been made for the Rowan Road High School site. A public meeting has been organised by Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh and will take place on Saturday 9th June at St Olaves Church hall on Rowan Road starting at 10am.

Below is information from the Merton website and I enclose a link.

Proposals for the former Rowan High School, Rowan Road, Mitcham
The former Rowan High School site is being redeveloped as part of English Partnerships' Design for Manufacture initiative. The Council produced a planning brief for the site in November 2003 and since then we have worked closely with English Partnerships in developing a masterplan for the site and have selected Crest Nicholson as the preferred developers for the scheme.

A planning application for the site was received on 18th April 2007 and is currently being considered by the Council's Development Control Team.

The development will include;
2.6 Ha Landscaped Public Park (with new pedestrian and cycle access from Hoylake Gardens and Kingsmead Avenue)
New Scout Hall and Community Facility (390 m2)
New Medical Centre fronting Rowan Road (1985m2)
Restoration of the locally listed school building (converted into 27 flats)
217 residential units consisting of 131 family homes and 86 flats (including 27 flats in the converted school building)
(Building heights range from 2 storey, rising to 4 storeys at the centre of the site)
30% of the housing will be affordable (for rent and key worker / shared ownership)
278 car parking spaces
171 cycle parking spaces
Sustainable Development


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"30% of the housing will be affordable (for rent and key worker / shared ownership)" - does that mean that 70% of the housing will not be affordable?

8:06 pm  

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