Today Effingham Residents Association submitted its objection to planning applications 21/P/01283 and 21/P/01306 to build an extra 110 homes on the Green Belt. The applications were submitted by Berkeley Homes as it claims that building the new Howard of Effingham School is financially unviable and more enabling homes are needed. You can read the objection at EFFRA Objection to 21P-01283 and 21P-01306.
EFFRA has also released a Press Release suggesting that if the scheme is now financially unviable, as Berkeley Homes claims, then the options for the school should be reassessed. A partial renovation is likely to be more cost effective and require less homes to be built on the Green Belt. You can read the full Press Release at EFFRA Press Release on Berkeley Homes Applications 2 August 2021.