CONTROVERSIAL plans to rebuild a primary school to allow it to expand are to be considered by councillors.
The future of Vaughan Primary School in Vaughan Road, West Harrow, will be debated by Harrow Council's planning committee on Wednesday, April 17.
Opponents of the proposals raised concerns about the extra traffic, the impact of additional noise and disruption on the local area, a lack of sufficient parking spaces for teachers and visitors, the choice of the school playing field – the area nearest neighbouring houses – as the space on which to construct the new blocks, the overdevelopment of the site and the proposed building on a floodplain.
Campaigners say although ultimately there will be more outdoor space for the children on a reconfigured site than currently exists, it will not be sufficient for the estimated extra 210 pupils.
The outnumbered supporters of the plans, including some parents, argue the school must grow in order to meet the demand for school places in the borough.