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Consultation launched into Slade Green development

PUBLISHED: 12:08 29 November 2011

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey

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Residents can have their say on plans to create a new community facility and 380 new homes.

Bexley Council is launching a public consultation on their £8 investment after the proposals were approved at a public cabinet meeting on October 18.

They include building a new community facility in Slade Green Road, and expanding the existing Slade Green Infant and Junior Schools, both in Slade Green Road, in a bid to create a new primary school from the existing schools.

Projections for capacity have not been made yet but proposals include the addition of five classrooms at the infant school and the refurbishment and extension of the existing junior school by three new classrooms to enable a two-form-entry primary school.

The exhibition is due to be held in the foyer of the Howbury Centre in Slade Green Road, between next Saturday (10) and Saturday, December 17, excluding Sunday, December 11.

A team from housing developer Redrow Homes, will be on hand for questions next Saturday (10), between 10am and 5pm, and Friday, December 16, from 10am and 7pm.

Meanwhile the council’s staff will be on hand to answer questions next Saturday (10) between 10am and 5pm, Monday, December 12, from 10am until 1pm, Wednesday, December 14, from 2pm until 4pm, Friday, December 16, 10am until 7pm and Saturday, December 17 from 10am until 1pm.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration Cllr Linda Bailey said: “This is a significant investment and we need to hear local people’s views as we refine the shape of the proposed community facilities.”

From next Saturday (10) the information will be available at www.bexley.gov.uk/sladegreenregeneration along with online comment forms. The deadline for comments is Saturday, January 14.

A consultation on the expansion of the schools is also planned but a date has not been finalised.

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