Scheduled to open in the 2020/21 academic year, Bullers Wood School for Boys will meet the evidenced and significant need for school places in the London Borough, close to an all-girls school.
DHA Planning and DHA Transport worked closely with the project team to develop a scheme with upgraded pedestrian footway and crossings, including increased levels of on-site parent drop-off. This addressed concerns arising from an earlier planning application for the six forms of entry for the 900-pupil school.
Despite this and an initial resolution to grant permission, the second application was refused at Committee and taken to appeal via a Public Inquiry.
DHA gave expert planning and, crucially, highways evidence to the Inspector, which included a comprehensive suite of junction modelling and access design work to ensure a safe pedestrian environment was created. These designs were recognised and supported by the Inspector who allowed the appeal subject to conditions.