“Austerity” rebuild of Sir Francis Drake School put through to planning!

Despite opposition from parents

Entrance Visual of Sir Francis Drake Primary School from Scawen Road

© LSI Architects LLP

Following pre-planning consultation on 30 November, the plans for the proposed development for the expansion of Sir Francis Drake Primary School have been submitted to Lewisham Council and can now be found on the Lewisham website (Click here for details).

This is despite the opposition from many parents of children at the school. With comments that the classrooms are too small and that the new school is inadequate for the potential increase in demand that is expected with the new residential developments in the Deptford area. And most especially the fact that apparently Lewisham Council has so far not committed any Section 106 or Community Infrastructure Levy money into the rebuild of the school to improve its standard.

Thus the school’s newsletter has now informed parents that drop-in session on Tuesday 19th January between 3.30 and 6.00pm, will be with representatives from the Local Authority, Kier Construction and the Education Funding Agency to discuss any concerns people may have.

Moira Kerrane, who first brought this to our attention asks,
“Any ideas now on how we can go forward with getting Lewisham to contribute to improve this build from S106/Cil money?”

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