Exciting developments in Chelsea

16 November 2012

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and John Lewis yesterday (Thursday 15 November 2012) announced proposals to develop two closely related sites in the heart of Chelsea - Marlborough Primary School and the Clearings site on Draycott Avenue SW3.

The proposals offer the chance to build an entirely new school to replace the current Victorian buildings. If planning permission is granted, the new Marlborough Primary would offer state-of-the-art facilities and more space to accommodate the growing demand for places.

During construction, the nearby Clearings site would accommodate a high quality interim school. Once the new school is complete, the Clearings site would then be redeveloped for residential use.

Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This is a once in a generation chance to provide a fantastic new school, with more space and better facilities. If planning permission is given, I am sure the pupils, staff and indeed residents of the area will all benefit from the opportunities this presents."

The Council and John Lewis will shortly be consulting with the local community on the proposed plans prior to submitting formal planning applications next year. At which point the local planning authority will carry out a formal statutory consultation to get residents views.

Public exhibitions will be held at the Clearings site and Marlborough Primary School.

The exhibition at the Clearings will take place on the following days:

 Thursday 6 December - 9am to 8pm
 Friday 7 December - 9am to 8pm
 Saturday 8 December - 10am to 6pm

An exhibition at the school will take place on Friday 7 December between 4pm and 7.30pm.

For further information contact the Clearings community line on 020 7618 9195 or email Marlborough@rbkc.gov.uk.

To keep up-to-date with developments go to www.clearingsdevelopment.co.uk