Forum objects to Abacus plan for former police station

The Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum has lodged an objection to the plan by Abacus school to develop the former police station on Rosslyn Hill. You can read the submission here.

The Forum argues that the Abacus proposal is contrary to the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan, as well as to the Camden Local Plan and the emerging London Plan. It notes that the proposal would have a detrimental effect on local state schools, especially New End Primary which is operating well below capacity amidst a sharp decline in demand for school places in Hampstead and Belsize Park. This is contrary to policy HC2 of the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan.

Secondly, the application has failed to demonstrate that there would not be a worsening of air quality in an area that already has NO2 levels substantially above the legal limit. The proposal is contrary to policy TT1 of the Hampstead Neighbourhood Plan, paragraph 4.33 of the Camden Local Plan, and policy S3 B 3 of the emerging London Plan which states that new schools should be located away from busy roads.

You can read the Forum's full comment here. You can read all the Forum's comments on planning applications here on our Planning Watch page. 

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