News Epping Forest College to sell off land
12 January 2019 The
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
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
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.