Marlborough School Demolition Update
Public “Sham” Consultation begins – Private Eye criticises Council
- The 6-week public consultation to gather parents', teachers, governors and residents' views over the 40,000 sq ft commercial block the Council will build on Marlborough school playground has begun. See flyer attached
- Residents, parents and local shop-keepers, angered that demolition works were NOT halted while the consultation takes place, threaten to stage a protest outside Kensington & Chelsea Town hall at what they call a “sham consultation”, since the new school has already been designed with rooftop play areas to make space for the commercial block and the Victorian school will be demolished before the consultation ends on November 6th.
- RBKC Council ploughs ahead with the development, ignoring the Department for Education warning that they continue works “at their risk” since they do not have the required S77 disposal consent from the Secretary of State.
- Private Eye criticises John Lewis for pressuring English Heritage (of which they are Corporate Members) NOT to list Marlborough School.