Tuesday 17 May 2016

Deadline May 20th for appeal to save Metropolitan Open Land from Harrow School development

From Harrow Hill Trust

Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) will be lost if the Harrow School replacement Sports Hall is relocated and enlarged to include a conference suite, as proposed.

We believe that there is a better location and design that the school should consider.
Please give your support by 20 May by signing our petition on change.org. Also, help us by rejecting application P/1940/16 on the Harrow Council planning portal http://www.harrow.gov.uk.
Access to appreciate the current wonderful views is already restricted to footpaths and London's Capital Ring walking route, and they will be blocked or blighted by the proposed positioning. This includes the views of our only Grade II Listed Park which was set out by Capability Brown in 1768.
The solution is to redevelop the existing brown field site, use more subterranean construction and a green roof/ walls. Also to use a temporary sports 'Bubble' and the nearby John Lyon swimming pool, during construction.
The conditions for developing on MOL have not been met and the public have not been consulted on the MOL aspects. If we can’t protect a site which is MOL, in a Conservation Area, an Area of Special Character and alongside a Grade II listed Park then what can we protect? 
Show your support: sign our petition by 20 May

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