Parents in bid to stop sale of school field to developers

The Evening Standard is reporting that parents in south London have launched a petition urging planners to protect a school playing field from being sold off for development.

Parents at Judith Kerr Primary School in Herne Hill launched the Green Space Campaign petition to stop a potential sale by The Dulwich Estate.

The state school leases its buildings and grounds from The Dulwich Estate, an education charity that counts Dulwich College, Alleyn’s and James Allen’s Girls’ among its beneficiaries.

The lease terms specify that the green space can be sold and developed into residential housing at any time, subject to planning permission from Southwark council.

James Roberts, a spokesman for the campaign, said the group was urging the council to change the status of the field to an “Other Open Space” in order to protect it.

Mr Roberts said the group planned to hand over the petition, which has almost 1,200 signatures, to the council and said the field was an “integral part” of the school. Mr Roberts, who has two daughters at the school, added: “We are lucky to have the field.”…

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