Hayes School Develops

HCH_Hayes_School_GadsdenHayes School recently unveiled its plans, in the form of a “Master Plan”, for developing the school site over the next ten years. The plans included all daytime vehicle access being diverted to Baston Road, but also the demolition of the old north block and replacing the sports hall, all with a view to providing improved facilities for the school’s existing pupil numbers., the majority of whom come from the immediate area..

The Master Plan accompanied the first specific planning application for a new block in the south-west corner of the site, on virgin Urban Open Space. Your councillors were keen to stress not only their support for the school, but also highlighting residents concerns in pushing for an amendment to the plans to minimise the impact on the Baston Road traffic situation, the openness of the site and the impact on  residents of houses in West Common Road.

At the Development Control committee on 8th September, both the detailed application and Master Plan were deferred to enable the various concerns to be addressed further.  The application is likely to be brought back to the committee later in the autumn.

41 Croydon Road

Following an earlier rejection of a takeaway at 47 Croydon Road (the former butchers), an unrelated planning application was submitted for no. 41. While ostensibly for a coffee lounge/café, the opening hours (to 11pm), bar-style layout and alcohol licence application have raised serious concerns among residents.

We have made representations to the Council and currently both the planning application and licence hearing have been deferred.

UPDATE (12/10): The planning application, now amended to be solely for a restaurant-type usage, is coming before the Plans sub-committee this Thursday (15th).

Serving Hayes, Coney Hall, West Wickham Common and Hayesford Park