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Appeal: Permitted development rights awarded to Buckinghamshire free school


Communities secretary Greg Clark has granted permitted development rights to the Khalsa Academy for a Sikh faith-based secondary school in South Buckinghamshire to accommodate 840 pupils, after prior approval for the scheme had previously been quashed by the High Court.

In line with government changes to the general permitted development order which allowed free schools to open in any building for up to a year without planning permission, the Khalsa Academy sought permitted development rights to continue to operate from a former office building in Stoke Poges.

Clark’s predecessor Eric Pickles had approved the proposal in September 2014, after a plannin.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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