Sutton School Expansion Programme

Public Consultations for the New Sutton Secondary School

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Public Consultations for NS3

NS3 Final Engagement meeting - 15th September 2016

The final public engagement meeting took place at St Andrew's Church, Cheam. The design team delivered a presentation which shared the final designs of the school and landscape, to be submitted as part of the planning application in October. The presentation also summarised the findings of the transport assessment and shared the mitigation measures which will be put in place in surrounding roads if the school is approved on this site. 

NS3 Developing Design Exhibition-13th July 2016

The third consultation event regarding proposals for a New Sutton Secondary school on the Sutton Hospital Site was held at the Europa Gallery. Please find the Exhibition boards here, which present iterative options of the developing design which was shared at the 2nd consultation in order to incorporate the breadth of feedback collected. 

Due to the design team's desire to respond to the the extent of feedback and allow it to inform the development of the design, there will be a 4th consultation event in early September in order to present the final design before a planning application is submitted. 

NS3 Developing Design Exhibition-13th June 2016 

The second consultation events regarding proposals for a New Sutton Secondary School on the Sutton Hospital Site was held at St John's Community Hall. 

The Design Team presented the preferred option, the Exhibition boards can be found here. The design of the preferred option has been informed through round one of consultations with a number of stakeholders, including residents, the Local Planning Authority, and the London Cancer Hub consultants amongst others. Responses to the various feed back is displayed in the above link. 

The third pre-planning application exhibition will be held on the 13th of July 2016 at the Europa Gallery, Sutton Library, Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA.

NS3 Feasibility Options Exhibition-12th May 2016

On the 12th of May, the first consultation event regarding proposals for a New Sutton Secondary School on the Sutton Hospital Site took place at the Institute for Cancer Research.

The Council will be submitting a planning application for a new 6 Form Entry secondary school on the Sutton Hospital site and the purpose of the Exhibition was to;

  • Share with attendees the Council's vision for the school, the type of school it will be and how it will relate to the London Cancer Hub.
  • Talk with residents about the feasibility options we are currently considering and get feedback around how these options can be improved.
  • Explain the process the Council intend to go through prior to the planning application.

Representatives from the design team were present on the evening; with Lead Consultants and Architects, Architype; Education Consultants, Lloyd Wilson Partnership; Transport Consultants, WSP and the Council, all being available to respond to concerns and ideas and collect feedback which has then be used to inform the next stage of design.

The Consultation started with an introductory presentation by Kieran Holliday, the Head of Information and Pupil Place Planning at LBS. Covered in this presentation was;

  • the Borough's basic need for two new Secondary Schools by 2019/20,
  • an overview of the process undertaken by the Department of Education in appointing one of the three potential providers who have applied to run the free school; which are the Harris Federation, Cheam Academies Network and the Dioceses of Southwark. If one of these three providers are successful, this decision is expected to be made in September 2016.
  • a summary of the relationship the school would have with the London Cancer Hub and although being designed in a way which respects the vision for the LCH, the school's planning application is independent of the wider development framework and has to stand on its own merits. 
  • a brief summary of the two developing options A and B, which the design team encouraged attendees to review and comment upon.

The two options were displayed in model form and also on the Exhibition boards, which you can view here.

With over 60 residents and other stakeholders attending the range of views, concerns and ideas received by the design team via feedback forms, emails and letters, have been collated, reviewed and assisted in informing the development of the design which is now in the detailed design process.