White Hills Park Federation Schools – Plans for Redevelopment 2017

Read White Hills Park Federation Newsletter Issue 82 – 10 February 2016 for full details.

New plans combine The Bramcote School and Bramcote 6th Form College on the same site, but maintain their distinct character and identity.

New plans combine The Bramcote School and Bramcote 6th Form College on the same site, but maintain their distinct character and identity.

The plan will take place in 4 broad phases:
Phase 1: By the end of the next school year (July 2017), The Bramcote School will be relocated into the current Bramcote College buildings, which will be refurbished and made suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4 students.
Phase 2: The land on which The Bramcote School is currently located will be sold, and the proceeds will be used to build a new 6th Form block located on the

The new facilities will provide a superb learning environment for students and the community.

The new facilities will provide a superb learning environment for students and the community.

College site, which will form the first part of our new school buildings.
Phase 3:White Hills Park Federeation will seek permission for development on surplus Federation land and sell the land for housing development.
Phase 4: White Hills Park Federeation will then use the proceeds to complete the rebuild of The Bramcote School on the Bramcote College site and refurbish / rebuild on the Alderman White School site. At this point, they will be able to offer 21st century teaching and learning facilities of the highest quality for all of our students, as well as shared access for our local community outside the school day.

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4 Responses to White Hills Park Federation Schools – Plans for Redevelopment 2017

  1. Graham Taylor says:

    This still does not solve the problem of access. I cant see that the land can be sold for housing because ingress/egress is too difficult. The track to and from Moor Lane is too narrow and too dangerous to be used for multiple car access/egress and the same applies for the ingress/egress from the Leisure Centre.

    Overall there must not be any increase in traffic from /to Moor Lane.

    What will happen to the Playing Fields adjacent to Bramcote Moor?

    The above plans lack a coherent strategy for funding, if the housing land doesn’t come to pass.

  2. Steve Carr says:

    Graham. I agree with what you have said.

    Frankly this should have been thought of before they became an academy. The rush to go to academy status obviously didn’t consider where money would come from to fund capital projects. I have huge sympathy for the school wanting to refurbish but 2% of the Green Belt was sacrificed in the Core Strategy (which I supported). This latest proposal is on the 98% of Green Belt that was protected and I would not support any further plots being given over to housing development. There are enough pressures on land without it having to be lost to fund the refurbishment of schools.

    Perhaps the school should consider returning to LEA control?

  3. Martin Plackett. Conservative Cllr. Bramcote Ward BBC says:

    The comments from our two Liberal Democrat Councillors, Stan H. and Steve C. highlight the differences of opinium and problems facing the School and possibly the Council Planning Authority if plans are submitted to build houses on the Coventry Lane Playing Field site.
    Stan is quoted in the Post ‘ The only way the School can get money now is to look at the land they have on site’. ‘The School is land-rich and there is lots they don’t use which could provide a good source of income’
    Steve comments ‘I would not support any further plots being given over to housing development’. There are enough pressures on land without it having to be lost to fund the refurbishment of Schools’
    Know one can doubt the Schools vision for 21st Century buildings and facilities and most If not all would applaud Headmaster Paul Heery and his Governing Body (Stan H. Is a Director) for their ambitious plans.
    Like Stan I am fully supportive of the rebuilding/refurbishing plans but certainly agree with Steve that it would be undesirable for any further plots such as the Coventry Lane site being given over to housing. My hope still is that given better results, and Ofsted Reports further State Educational funding for phases 3 and 4 of the project MAY be forthcoming, and again would hope the School will continue to seek the monies required from other outside sources and individuals.
    Only as a last resort should the sale of land for housing be considered for these phases of the ESSENTIAL rebuilding work envisaged.

  4. Claire T says:

    Is there anyone able to confirm where the Bramcote Park School boundaries are? Is it just the school buildings or the whole area up to and including the running track? The statement makes it clear that the land north of Bramcote College site is to be sold for housing but doesn’t mention if the Park school site would be sold off for this. There seems to be a requirement in the area for retirement housing and I think the school building site would make a great site for a modern retirement apartment complex similar to the building in Bramcote Village off town street (although I’m not sure if that one is specifically for retirement!) This wouldn’t need a major access route and could utilise the existing track past the leisure centre. Would be lovely overlooking the park!! It would be a shame if the whole site (ie fields as well) is built on as it would take away the open feel to the park and woodland and access would be a nightmare if existing roads are used.

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