Public Consultation ~ Bearsted and Snowfield Academies


The following information has been received from the Department for Education which refers to the building of two new schools on the field just to the east of the Mental Health Hospital on Bearsted Road:-

I am writing to you to invite you to the upcoming public consultation event regarding the proposals for a new primary school and SEN school (Bearsted Academy and Snowfield Academy) on Pope’s Field, Bearsted Road.

As you may be aware there is an urgent need for a new Primary School in North Maidstone, together with the creation of new Special Education Needs school places. This is reflected and evidenced within Kent County Council’s ‘Commissioning Plan for Education Provision in Kent 2018-2022’.

Planning permission will therefore be sought to construct a new school building for the interlinked schools, playing fields and sports provision, together with access, parking and landscaping. As an interested party we would very much appreciate your views and comments on our proposed scheme".

We will therefore be holding a Public Consultation Event in the Bluebell and Larkfield Suites in the Hilton Hotel (Bearsted Road, near Junction 7) on Tuesday 4th December from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. The event will provide you with an opportunity to view our plans and discuss any of your concerns with our team.

For your information, I have attached a copy of the leaflet which is being hand delivered to c.1500 local residents on Friday 23rd November, to notify them of the event.

If you have any specific queries in advance of the exhibition, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards
Melanie Burnham (nee Speed)
Project Manager – Free Schools Capital
Department for Education, Fifth Floor, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street,
London SW1P 3BT.
Mob: 07881 652229

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