Judith Kerr Primary School playing fields

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1287
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have received many concerned enquiries about plans by the Dulwich estate to redevelop part of the playing fields at Judith Kerr Primary School for residential use. Do you support the protection of school playing fields and what considerations would the office of Mayor of London take into account when assessing such a planning referral in the event of a borough being minded to grant permission?

Answer

Answer for Judith Kerr Primary School playing fields

Answer for Judith Kerr Primary School playing fields

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that the draft Southwark Local Plan has designated this land as open space, which would protect the site from residential development. I support this designation. Relevant London Plan policies to the consideration of any proposals on this site would be policy 7.18, which resists the loss of protected open space, policy 3.16, which resists the loss of social infrastructure where there is a defined need and no re-provision, policy 3.18, which resists the net loss of education facilities and policy 3.19, which resists the net loss of sports and recreation facilities. Although given the size of the site, it is unlikely that any application on this site would be referable to me.