Why redevelop now?
After careful consideration, Oaklands College has decided to progress an application for redevelopment of the campus.
The Council is currently working on its Local Plan to identify which sites in the District can be brought forward for residential development – but until this Local Plan is completed and approved, there will be no formal, joined-up approach to local development.
The land has been identified as a sustainable site and the main reason the College has decided to progress a planning application is due to the council’s decision to delay its Local Plan for nine to 12 months. The College simply cannot afford to wait that long to secure much-needed funding to deliver this vital redevelopment scheme.