Shops in Welling could be taken over by Park View Academy school which is looking to expand on a site at Park View Road near Welling United and Erith and Belvedere’s football ground.
The shop unit they wish to use was a heating supply unit until closure in September 2018.
The school currently operate in space predominantly at first floor level and is looking to take over this adjacent ground floor unit.
The planning statement says: “The school aims to improve its existing teaching and ancillary facilities by providing larger and more dedicated teaching spaces and better spaces internally. The proposals also address the limited accessibility currently affecting the school operation.”
- There are no disabled or ground floor teaching rooms or facilities at the school;
- There are no suitable waiting or visiting areas for parents;
- The kitchen and toilets can become cramped and ground level facilities would greatly benefit the operation as a whole.”
19/00781/FUL | Change of use from Class A1 (Retail) to Class D1 (School) to combine with the existing Park View Academy to provide additional accommodation to allow an increase in pupil numbers to 40, and an increase in the number of full time staff to 31. | 144 Park View Road Welling Kent DA16 1SR