Kings College School expansion plan given green light
An independent school has had plans for a three-storey extension, multi-use games area with flood lighting and new conference space approved by councillors.
The plan, put forward by King’s College School in Wimbledon Common and forms part of the school’s master plan for the next 10 to 15 years, will provide a further six large classrooms as part of its plan to re-introduce A Levels.
The T-shaped extension will include a multi-use hall, staff offices, toilets, conference facilities and a multi-use games area which would be made available to the public outside of term-time.
It will take up part of the school’s current playing field to the north east of the site and hard surface outside of the Great Hall.
Officers had raised concerns over the loss of open space but in recommending the plan said that the "benefits of the proposal would outweigh the limited harm caused by the loss of a small part of designated open space and sports field, which does not form part of an existing sports pitch or required run-off."
The plans were approved by councillors at a planning meeting on Thursday, October 10.
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