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Developer to appeal over New End nurses’ home plans rejected by Camden Council

Schoolchildren staged a protest against the proposals last year. Photo: Nigel Sutton Schoolchildren staged a protest against the proposals last year. Photo: Nigel Sutton

Monday, July 14, 2014
3:00 PM

The Planning Inspectorate is set to rule on a controversial luxury homes plan that many fear will blight the education of hundreds of children.

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Developers proposing to bulldoze the old nurses’ hostel in New End, Hampstead, and replace it with a seven-story block of luxury properties have appealed against Camden Council’s decision to reject the application in November.

Campaigners fear the construction of the project, which features a three-storey basement, would severely affect 800 youngsters at three nearby schools – Heathside, Christ Church and New End.

A date is yet to be set for the Planning Inspectorate to consider the appeal.

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