Appeal launched against decision to reject proposal to rebuild Letchworth school

An artists impression of how the new school will look if the appeal is successful.

An artists impression of how the new school will look if the appeal is successful. - Credit: Archant

An appeal has been launched against the decision to reject a proposal to rebuild The Highfield School in Letchworth.

The plans, which had included a new secondary school building, hard and soft surface play areas, car parking and a multi-use games area was rejected by members of the North Hertfordshire District Council in February.

Councillors rejected the proposal on the grounds that the development, due to its excessive height, bulk and proximity, would have an unacceptable impact on neighbouring residential areas along Highfield.

The appeal was submitted to the NHDC planning inspectorate on Tuesday, July 15, by the Education Funds Agency, who are delivering the project. The project is being funded through the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

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