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Consultation starts on plans to build almhouse on Judith Kerr Primary School playground

Herne Hill Residents have been invited to a public consultation to view proposals to build an Almshouse on the playground of Judith Kerr Primary School.

Dulwich Almshouse Charity, which is supported by The Dulwich Estate, is also land lords of the school located in Half Moon Lane.

Parents from the ‘Save the Judith Kerr Primary School Green Space Playground Campaign’ previously said building the elderly residents’ home would mean the loss of two-thirds of the playground.

Campaign member Catherine Mattison told the News: “We parents at the school feel that this isn’t appropriate given the space’s current use as a playground, and we think that they could find a better site, considering the scale of their holdings in the area.”

The latest round of public consultations, which began yesterday, will continue to be hosted until Saturday, June 11, at the Methodist Church in Half Moon Lane.

A petition with 1,377 signatures has been made to oppose the plans.

A spokesman for The Dulwich Estate previously told the News the charity had been consulting with councillors, community leaders and stakeholders and will review the feedback it receives.

Visit to find out more about the campaign.


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