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Dundonald Primary School consultation

Update 12 December 2013

On 9 December the council's Cabinet approved the expansion of Dundonald Primary School, as detailed in the main schools consultations page.

The intention is for 60 reception year places to be provided at the school from September 2015.

See here for each individual representation to the land appropriation. Note personal details have been redacted:-

See here for the individual representation to the Statutory Notice under Education Law.  Note personal details have been redacted. Statutory Notice responses (0.9MB)

Upper Tribunal application

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has agreed LB Merton's application to modify the restrictive covenant for a small area of Dundonald Rec to allow the expansion of Dundonald Primary School.

The Upper Tribunal granted an order allowing the modification of a small area of Dundonald Recreation Ground to be used for educational purposes in connection with Dundonald Primary School. Here is the order: The Upper Tribunal Decision Order (0.3MB)

The council's advertisement on 31 May 2012 and other documents are here: Restrictive Covenant Application: Publicity Notice (1.7MB)

The documents that accompanied the application are here:-

Planning application

On 17 January 2013 the LB Merton Planning Applications Committee approved the application to expand Dundonald Primary School with linked works to the recreation ground.  The Greater London Authority and the Secretary of State have both agreed they do not wish to intervene with this decision.  See here for the link to the planning committee report

See here to see the planning application (12/P1058)  Planning Explorer

See here the publicity leaflet from the council as applicant: Dundonald proposed expansion planning leaflet (0.2MB)

See here the presentation to parents of pupils at Dundonald Primary School showing some of the key drawings in the planning application: Planning application presentation (4.3MB)

Dundonald Primary School and Recreation Ground - Pre-planning Application Consultation

The pre-planning application consultation on possible elevation drawings and landscaping proposals is now closed.  This is the information that was provided for the consultation:

A summary of the responses is here: Responses (47kB)

Expansion of Dundonald Primary School

Following the public consultation in Summer 2011 Merton Council's Cabinet decided in September 2011 to proceed to the next stage of expanding Dundonald School.  

The Cabinet report is available through the following link

Further background papers on Dundonald Primary School:-

Original consultation responses with identities removed

Further drawings provided on 8 June 2011 are available below. Note - these are unchanged (except confirming public playground in Options A & B do not have a dual use area and showing tree implications). They are published to give greater clarity. They are shown in order with the existing and each option having a 1:200 ground and first floor, a 1:500 drawing and a site plan drawing.

Primary School Expansion Strategy 2011-2013 The individual school consultations are part of the overall primary school expansion strategy. See here for further details Primary School Expansion Strategy 2011 - 2013

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This page was last updated on Thursday 12 December 2013