|Painting lines for a redundant facility in Southern Grove|
1) The building has closed
2) It's about to be demolished.
The proposal to relocate the Beatrice Tate School to the southern part of the Southern Grove site requires demolition of a single storey extension to Southern Grove Lodge - which falls within the Conservation Area. A report on this site has been to the Development Committee. The application to demolish all existing buildings to the south of the Victorian Southern Grove Lodge was referred to the Secretary of State at the end of 2011. We're not clear yet whether there has been a decision.
Development Committee - Wednesday, 16th November, 2011 7.00 p.m
Update Report Tabled.
Councillor Marc Francis proposed an additional condition agreed by the Committee that an approved plan of demolition be submitted covering the retention of materials from the existing buildings and the making good of the lodge.
On a unanimous vote the Committee RESOLVED
1. That the application for the demolition of all existing buildings to the south of the Victorian Southern Grove Lodge be referred to the Secretary of State with the recommendation that the Council would be minded to grant Conservation Consent subject to conditions and informatives set out in the circulated report AND an additional condition requiring a plan of demolition to be submitted covering the retention of materials from the existing buildings and the making good of the lodge.
There are issues about the traffic management plan for the Southern Grove site which at present doesn't recognise the existence of another major building contract on the Eric & Treby Estate - which already has an accepted traffic management route in and out of the area.
The view of MERA is that any works on the Southern Grove site must follow the already established route in and out of this area - which is compliant with all traffic regulations and which residents are now used to. Drivers also need to be aware that they are operating in an area where small children live.
Our Chair, Mark Taylor, is on the case! Highways are now looking into it.
Proposed Beatrice Tate School
This is the link to the developer's website and the proposed project to relocate Beatrice Tate School on to a new development at the southern end of the Southern Grove site.