Burnt Mill granted planning permission to completely re-build school
Burnt Mill Academy / Fri 9th Jun 2023 at 07:09am
THE planning application for the redevelopment of Burnt Mill Academy has been approved by Harlow Council Development Management Committee at a meeting on Wednesday 7th June.
A BMAT spokesperson said: “BMAT Education is delighted with the committee’s decision. We thank the DfE and B&K for their hard work on their project to date, and look forward to progressing the construction of the new school building, swimming pool and sports hall in the coming months.
“We take on board all feedback received from local residents, community groups and ward councillors as part of the planning consultation and are committed to working with the contractor throughout the duration of the construction project to ensure minimal disruption to our neighbours. We thank Robert Halfon MP for his support.
“The rebuilding of Burnt Mill Academy from a dated 1960s building to a 21st century school and new sports and community facilities is an enormous boost for Harlow, benefiting generations of Harlow school children to come”.
Any thoughts on new hospital. I think money would be better spent here.
Kim O’Connor, the two projects are unrelated and funded entirely separately. It is not a question of either or. The funding for the hospital site was recently announced. You should be pleased with both projects.
Great for the kids but I don't really get why a school built in the 1960s needs to be rebuilt. Nobody talks about rebuilding Halling Hill or Altham Grove which are at least as old, or the Oxbridge and red brick universities which go back much further. However, Harlow Town Hall had to be rebuilt so is it to do with poor construction techniques around 1960 or is it political posturing
People are truly unable to be happy for something that benefits others right? A school built in the 60s is already 50 years old. It would cost far less to completely rebuild than to renovate the existing structure to modernise it. Be happy the kids of today are going to learn in a place that was built this century.
Let's hope it will be built with sustainable heating and cooling in mind. Been a while now, but the humanities block was intolerable in the summer. It's in everyone's interests that learners and teachers alike are in a comfortable environment to learn and teach in.
I proper provision ( PROPER ) provision has been made for the pupils affected whilst the old school is out of commission and before the new one can accept pupils.
Luke, as the proposals clearly set out, the building will be net zero in carbon production from day one, using ground source heat pumps and photo voltaic roof panels. The current building is not accessible under the Equalities Act 2010.
Re building the school will not improve the school unless you change the staff.
Its a shame that such an iconic building in Harlow is to be replaced with what looks like two brick blocks with no architectural merit.
As as an ex pupil of the school over nearly a decade ago now, even when I was there there was so much that need improving just general things like classrooms for the AC and space between classrooms and the amount of students that they have to accommodate now is ridiculous they can will be able decrease class sizes get more teachers working and better attention for students. It already has a great Pool and 2 decent gyms (one small) but the improvements will not only helps students, but it will definitely help the community as well
I think you should spend the money on sorting out burnt mill and Markhall school as I've heard they are linked, Markhall is a dreadful school, lack of support to the children think you need to work on the staff one person don't know what the next is doing no communication at all that needs sorting before the building wouldn't recommend any of them the schools are awful
I think you should spend the money on sorting out burnt mill and Markhall school as I've heard they are linked, Markhall is a dreadful school, lack of support to the children think you need to sort the staff out first one person don't know what the next is doing no communication at all that needs sorting before the building wouldn't recommend any of them the schools are awful