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Playing Fields - From sports field to property


The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wants to redevelop Holland Park Comprehensive School. Its scheme includes the disposal of land for residential development to provide enabling funding.

Local residents have repeatedly questioned information provided by the council over the last 18 months, and it has emerged (and been confirmed in writing by Sport England) that an area of land to the north of the site was used as a hard surfaced pitch/games area but had not been so identified by the borough. What had been described by the borough as a net gain was really a substantial loss – 2,242 square metres of hard play area.

Campden Hill Residents' Association is campaigning for improvements to the school to be funded by the Building Schools for the Future programme, which would not involve the loss of playing fields.