Our Lady Of Grace school on Charlton Road has submitted a revised planning application for a ‘two form entry primary school‘, to be built on the long-disused playing field off Highcombe, below their current premises. The key difference from their previous – rejected – application, appears to be that the main entrance to the school would be from Highcombe, rather than Lime Kiln Drive (though the cul-de-sac would still house a service entrance and emergency exit). Charlton Community Gardens have raised concerns about the loss of land that has been designated Community Open Space in the council’s local plan. There’s an open meeting at Blackheath Rugby Club to discuss the plans on Monday 22nd June, starting 7pm with a presentation of the plans. The latest plans and documentation can be found on the council’s planning portal: search for application 15/1225/F, or “Highcombe”.
After a successful meeting back in February, plans for a community garden on Highcombe continue to gather pace.
A steering group has been formed that meet regularly and they’ve just announced their second open meeting.
It”ll be taking place at 8pm on Thursday 10th May at Alexandra Hall on Bramshot Avenue.
That evening they’ll be updating people with details on how they’re negotiating for the land, what the group’s constitution will be and what funding they have applied for.
They’re also urging people to bring spare seeds, seedlings or plants to swap with your neighbours. As well as announcing an edible window box competition to be judged in late summer.
If you need more details then you can email Judy at charlton.community.garden[at]gmail.com.