The application for a free school on the sports grounds sites is now expected to be heard at Hounslow Council’s 1 October 2015 Planning Committee (7.30 pm in Lampton Conference Suite, no doubt).
The planning application for a free school will be considered on 1 October 2015
Quite a short window for residents and planners to comment and consider feedback on the latest revised plans submitted late August (see planning notice here and documents here or here) and for a comprehensive report to be published.
As reported a couple of days ago, there will be an exhibition on the latest planning application revisions at the Osterley Park Hotel this Tuesday 8 September 2015 from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Reading my invitation from Nishkam Trust’s public relations contractor, I was concerned to learn of suggestion that factually incorrect rumours have been circulating locally and sought explanation. A copy of the e mail exchange and explanation can be found here. I have forwarded this to Hounslow’s planners for information and comment.
Regular readers will recall how the former and defeated Conservative MP kept quiet about what she knew about the proposals to build a school on the sports grounds between Wood Lane and Syon Lane in Osterley and Spring Grove Ward. Fortuately her cover was blown when the new owners trespassed onto public land to build a fence, see previous article here.
After the cat was let out of the bag and through pressure via this website and residents, the school’s promoters set up a hurried exhibition towards the end of May, prior to submitting a planning application. A revised planning application was submitted on 25 August 2015 and comments on this are now being sought, see the notification here.
Details of the 8.9.2015 public exhibition
Now more openly supported by a public relations company, Nishkam Free School has been inviting Hounslow councillors and residents to another brief event at the Osterley Hotel on Tuesday 8 September 2015, a copy of my invitation can be seen here.
More information on the free school proposals can be found here and the website set up by residents without costly PR, Keep Osterley Green, can be found here.