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Epping Forest College to sell off land


12 January 2019

Epping Forest CollegeThe Estates Gazette reports that the College have instructed Knight Frank to sell off two sites in Borders Lane - the site of the former College buildings (to the west of the current College building) and Lucton’s field (opposite the College). Knight Frank expects offers in excess of 20m. The District Council included the sites for housing in their draft Local Plan (around 630 homes). In 2016, the District Council’s Conservative councillors voted to remove covenants which restricted uses to for education or healthcare, despite strong opposition from LRA Cllrs.

When last year the College was taken over by New City College Group, LRA feared for the future of the Loughton facilities, and was concerned that the takeover would lead to assets being sold off.

We note that, despite talk last year by the new owners of forming a community group, nothing more has been heard of this.      

We also await EFC's proposals to satisfy their undertaking to provide sports facilities on Lucton's Field.