A presentation from the architects and promoters of a new free school on the council owned and current Grasshoppers site off Syon Lane, Isleworth will be made at Hounslow Council’s Planning Development Presentation meeting on Thursday 23 February 2017 starting 7.30 pm in the Council Chamber at Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN.
Hounslow Civic Centre from Lampton Park
Planning presentation meetings are where promoters of developments show their ideas to members of the council planning committee prior to the submission of a formal planning application.
So far, there is just one item on the agenda, a proposal for the “demolition of existing club house and construction of a two to four storey, 1,150 pupil secondary school, including ancillary access, parking, sports pitches and multi use games area” for the as yet to be established, mixed and non religious Bolder Academy. The proposed school was one of the items presented and discussed at the OWGRA meeting on 6 December 2016.
Residents are welcome to attend the meeting as observers but are not allowed to speak although I would welcome any appropriate questions to convey during the proceedings.
While guns were heard firing in the distance elsewhere, the usual Armistice Day gathering at Borough Road, Isleworth this morning.
Memorial to staff and students of Borough Road College lost to wars, with added Green School students
Residents, pupils from Isleworth & Syon, Green and Ashton House Schools together with the Vicar from St Mary’s and Priest from St Vincents gathered and took part in short and simple reflection and the two minutes silence at this annual event.
Birds were singing too this beautiful morning in Osterley & Spring Grove Ward.
To be held in the Lampton Park Conference Centre, Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN at 7.30 pm – a meeting to be held in public but not a public meeting.
The ambition of the Nishkam Free School and its backers to locate on this sports ground may be settled by the 15 members of Hounslow’s Planning Committee later this week.
This follows what appears to have been a few years of assurances, interventions, submissions, challenges and generally civilized discussion in the neighbourhoods of Osterley and North Isleworth and beyond. Even Eric Pickles and the Earl of Jersey’s firm got in on the action.
Whatever the outcome, it has always been about making residents aware of what’s happening and improving the flow of dialogue and documents locally in Osterley & Spring Grove Ward. Continue reading
Pupils from Isleworth & Syon, The Green and Ashton House schools and local residents came together as they always do this day every year at the memorial outside the former teacher training college in Borough Road, Osterley and Spring Grove Ward.
Memorial to the students and staff of Borough Road College acknowledged locally this day every year
Nice and low key as ever.
This week, all Hounslow councillors received a letter from Vincent & Gorbing dealing with the proposal to build a free school for 1400 children on the White Lodge site at 152 Syon Lane. Vincent & Gorbing is both the architectural company for the development and supplies the agent who submitted the application. They deal closely with planning officers on planning matters related to the development.
The purpose of the letter was to alert councillors to what V&G, on behalf of the Nishkam School Trust and the taxpayer bankrolled Educational Funding Agency, what they consider to be incorrect information about the development coming from the volunteer run residents’ group Keep Osterley Green.
Specifically the document to which the V&G referred to is a KOG document entitled Who is Spreading Rumours. This document was sent to all councillors as a reaction to a general comment about rumours in an earlier e mail from V&G to all councillors; you can see that here.
The letter from V&G can be found here and should Keep Osterley Green respond, I’ll again, to encourage the fullest possible debate, share as I have tried to do with previous communications.