Sequential Test Nishkam School West London LB Hounslow

hounslowArc planning have recently completed a sequential test exercise to identify a suitable and available site for the Nishkam School West London. Working for the Education Funding Agency alongside MACE project management, the process involved a full demonstration of educational need, key site requirements and criteria and a search and assessment of over 200 sites within the Borough of Hounslow. The process was undertaken via a formal Planning Performance Agreement which enabled sign off and agreement of each stage with Hounslow Borough Council.

NSWL is a Sikh ethos, multi-faith school for boys and girls aged 4-19. Work has now progressed to more detailed site feasibility and it is hoped that the school will open a nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form in the next two years.

If you would like assistance on a sequential test or school projects, please contact Chris on 07534138851.

Nishkam School West London

Arc planning were appointed to provide planning consultancy services to secure the temporary accommodation for the Nishkam School in LB Hounslow. The role involved an application for variation of conditions to allow the school to operate from a former office building including revised layouts and access arrangements. The permissions were secured in time for the school to be open in September 2013.

St Andrew the Apostle Free School

Working on behalf of the EfA, arc planning secured the change of use of an existing building from office to school use as a temporary home for the St Andrew the Apostle Free School at the North London Business Park, LB Barnet.

The permission was secured through evidence of both need for the school and the lack of demand for the B1 office use in the area and despite challenging timescales, permission was secured in time to allow the school to open in September 2013.

Chandos Road Community Centre

The permanent facilities at Chandos Road were required to ensure that the facilities being removed and relocated to make way for a Travellers Site relocated from within the Olympic Park, Stratford were adequately replaced. The facility is now complete.