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Thank you to everyone who has made supportive comments on the Old Southwark Fire Station application. The application is now expected to go to the planning committee meeting in September and there is still time to show your support by emailing your councillors and commenting on the portal.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver an outstanding new secondary school and community facilities for the local area and it can only happen with your support.

You can register your support for the application by clicking here.

To date there have been over 200 letters of support on the application which is a fantastic response from local parents but we need as many comments as possible from the local community as we get closer to a planning committee.


Significant changes have been made to the plans as a result of feedback from local residents including:

- All of the sports facilities previously included within the main site have been moved to the grotto, creating a new leisure centre which will be available for the school and the local community.

- The school building at the corner of Copperfield Street and Southwark Bridge Road has been reduced from 4 storeys to 2 storeys. As the building will be lowered 1.5m in order to accommodate for the changes in levels the school building at this location is the equivalent of a 1 and a half storey development.

- The residential buildings have been reduced in height from the two previous options so that the building is now 10 storeys at its highest point rather than 11, 13 or 16 storeys as in the previous options.

Hadston is fully committed to engaging with the community throughout the development of our design proposals and would encourage residents to get involved with our consultation process and let us know your views. This website will be kept regularly updated with the latest information on our upcoming consultation events.