Romford SEND academy asks to change timber cladding for durable alternative
- Credit: Ken Mears
A Romford special needs academy has asked for permission to replace some cladding to make its building more durable.
The application to swap out the timber cladding on the SEND nursery at Dycorts School in Settle Road - now called Lime Academy Forest Approach - was received by Havering Council at the start of this month.
It proposes using white render in place of the timber for "improved long-term maintenance of the fabric of the building”.
It comes after an application (P0867.19) to build a standalone teaching block at the site was approved in September 2019.
The approved building was to house a SEND nursery and a nurture group and the application proposed the demolition of an existing demountable classroom unit along with landscaping works, pedestrian access, car park and secure playground.
According to the school’s website, the Bluebells Nursery is still under construction.
It also comes after the academy’s interim headteacher Geoff Hadlow said it had taken on too many pupils with learning difficulties because it wanted the extra funding.
A decision on this application is expected by July 7.
- 1 Romford pair to 'bring a little bit of raving' to 'more mature' Hornchurch community
- 2 Watch: Brawl erupts on Heath Park street outside pub
- 3 Teen taken to hospital as 'priority' after being stabbed in Rainham
- 4 Man, 52, found with head injuries in Hornchurch
- 5 'Absolutely disgusting': 'Design defect' blamed for Harold Wood fountain repeatedly breaking
- 6 Unvaccinated patients may need to take Covid tests for hospital appointments as cases rise
- 7 'So affirming’: Harold Wood man running West Ham LGBT+ group is finalist in national awards
- 8 Jailed: 8 east London offenders put behind bars in June
- 9 'Feels like family': Romford school delights in Ofsted outcome
- 10 Romford theatre company celebrates 60 years with Shakespeare park performance
View the application using reference P0742.22.