Plans for a new two-storey special school were given the go-ahead this week as Southwark Council’s school expansion programme continues.
The former Highshore School building in Bellenden Road, Peckham, which has stood empty since the school relocated to Camberwell in 2013, will be knocked down to make way for the new development.
The new facility will provide a new home for the Cherry Garden special school, currently located in Bermondsey with capacity for 93 pupils.
The future use of the existing Cherry Gardens School is yet to be decided.
There were nineteen letters of support for the new Highshore School and five letters of objection from local residents concerned about loss of light, privacy and views and the planning committee voted to approve the plans at a meeting on Tuesday evening.