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Moreland School

Moreland Primary School and adjoining sites on the King Square Estate

The council wants to improve Moreland Primary School, the Children’s Centre and public spaces around the school and the King Square Estate. Moreland Primary School has reduced its intake from two forms per year to one form per year and therefore requires less space. This will leave some extra space that could be developed to build housing that will help pay for the new school. This will help meet the pressing need for new homes in the area, particularly affordable homes and homes suitable for families.

The council has prepared a draft planning brief to guide the rebuilding of Moreland Primary School and other changes which could be made to improve the northern part of the King Square Estate. The draft planning brief supplements the Finsbury Local Plan (Area Action Plan for Bunhill and Clerkenwell) which also provides planning guidance for the area.

The objectives for any future development of the Moreland Primary School and King Square Estate area include to:

    • Rebuild Moreland Primary School and the associated children’s centre to provide up to date educational facilities together with high quality playground space and a new multi-use games area;

    • Develop part of the Moreland Primary School site and the adjoining sites to provide new homes, particularly affordable homes and homes suitable for families;

    • Ensure that new buildings and new public spaces are designed to a high standard which positively contributes towards the character of the area;

    • Improve the streets and public spaces in the northern part of the King Square Estate to provide safer and more attractive walking connections to the surrounding neighbourhoods; and

    • The draft planning brief for the Moreland Primary School and adjoining sites on the King Square Estate can be viewed with the link at the bottom of this page.

Planning briefs play an important role in helping to shape how a site could be developed and what benefits the development should bring to the local community.  The planning brief provides a greater degree of certainty to the local community by setting out in detail how the council’s planning policies will apply to any future redevelopment of the site. It will also be used to guide decisions on future planning applications for the site.

A public consultation on the draft planning brief for the Moreland School and King Square sites was held between Monday 6 February and Friday 16 March 2012.

A Consultation Report summarising the consultation process, feedback from the consultation and the council's response to key issues is available for download below.

The council’s Executive adopted the planning brief on Tuesday 12 June 2012.

The final planning brief for the Moreland School and King Square sites is available for download below.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Eshwyn Prabhu by email at eshwyn.prabhu@islington.gov.uk or phone on 020 7527 2450.

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