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Many of you will be aware of our ambitious plans to build a new secondary school. This is linked to the need to build more houses in our local area due to both economic growth and a local housing shortage. Solihull MBC have now identified the need to build over 1000 more houses locally and we are now moving into a critical stage of consultation linked to the Draft Local Plan for Solihull.
Our site (Arden Academy) has been identified within the Draft Local Plan as an area appropriate for development. If our site is given approval for planning we believe that we can engage with our neighbouring land owners in a forward thinking ‘land swap’ which would see the development value of the existing school site used to secure the capital investment needed for a new £30M ‘state of the art’ school.
This is a chance in a lifetime opportunity to enhance our school, creating new opportunities and new community facilities for everyone young and old in our local area.
Arden Academy's response to KDBH Neighbourhood Forum Draft Neighbourhood Plan (click to download)
Arden Triangle Indicative Development Potential (click to download)
SMBC Draft Local Plan (paragraphs 242-244): (click to download)
SMBC Concept Masterplan options for Site 9 are on pages 72-73: (click to download)
SMBC Consultation Form: click to open the link
Why do we need a new school?