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Finsbury school’s partial site sell off and multi-million revamp given the nod

Moreland Primary School Pic: Google Moreland Primary School Pic: Google

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
9:37 AM

The Government has given the nod to a school’s ambitions plans to flog off part of their ground to pay for a multi-million pound facelift.

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Moreland Primary School, in Goswell Road, now has permission to sell part of it’s large site and use the cash to develop the school building.

It’s not clear what will happen to the land - but housing may be chosen as a lucrative option.

The next step is for the scheme to go before Islington Council’s ruling executive, possibly as early as January.

Residents of the adjacent King’s square estate are expected to be consulted on the move and any new housing before final decisions are made.

Cllr Joe Caluori, Islington Council’s executive member for children and families, said: “The Department for Education, Moreland Primary School and local parents support the idea of a new purpose built school on the same site.

“The school would be redesigned to deliver more play space with some homes for sale to be built by the council to help fund the new school alongside the delivery of much needed additional council homes for local people.

“We are working closely with the residents at King Square on the development of the housing proposals.”

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