Berkeley Homes recently requested a meeting with Effingham representatives to update us on the proposal given permission at appeal last year, to rebuild the Howard School on land at Effingham Lodge Farm paid for by building 295 homes across three sites in Effingham. (Further details of the planning history can be found here.)

Berkeley Homes informed us that they are considering a further planning application for additional homes on Effingham Lodge Farm, to help fill the funding gap which has arisen due to uncertainties in the housing market and the rising cost of school construction.

The Effingham side of the Liaison Group met on 19 August to discuss the new proposals, and notes of this meeting can be found here

Effingham Parish Council discussed the issue at their meeting on 27 August, and will keep residents informed if and when definite proposals come forward.