Plan To Rebuild School In Effingham To Enable Building Of 295 Homes Is Turned Down

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A planning application from Berkeley Homes to rebuild Howard of Effingham School on green belt land, paid for by enabling development of 295 homes also on green belt land, has been refused by Guildford Borough Council’s planning committee

planning permission 200The application proposed a 25% expansion of the school from 1,600 to 2,000 pupils in a three-storey building to be built on the eastern part of Effingham Lodge Farm.

Campaigners against the scheme said “the 295 homes would be an increase of well over 30% in the number of households in the village”.

Representatives of Effingham Parish Council and Effingham Residents’ Association addressed the planning committee at the start of the debate on March 9.

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