Batcheller Monkhouse Planning Team have worked with Callison RTKL/Arcadis and London Borough of Hillingdon on their plans for expansion of Vyners School Development in Ickenham.
Moving from a 6FE to 8FE school comprising circa 500 additional pupils, a comprehensive reworking of the existing school site was proposed which will assist in providing accommodation for the schools increasing student body. A two-storey addition, providing new admin and staff facilities, storage, teaching spaces, and a new library and SEN suite, will allow Vyners School to provide state-of-the-art facilities. An additional All-Weather Sports Pitch and upgrade work to existing grass pitches will also significantly improve both the schools sporting offer as well as the range and quality of sport provision available to the local community.
The scheme presented a number of planning issues not least the school’s location within the Metropolitan Green Belt and proximity to protected woodland. Batcheller Monkhouse Planning team provided specialist planning advice including sequential site testing and formulation of Green Belt “very special circumstances” case to support the planning application. Planning permission was granted for the development in February 2018. For more information please contact Kirsty Castle on 01892 509280 or firstname.lastname@example.org