Barnet Council to consider plan to convert Garden Centre Group site to primary school

Garden Centre Group will submit in early April its planning application to Barnet Council to turn its Mill Hill centre in North London into the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School.

Prior to its submission, residents are invited to comment on the proposals by writing to the council’s planning department.

Eleven sites with existing buildings in the area were shortlisted for the plans but were rejected for either being too small or large, too expensive, not being available in the short term or because they had poor access.

The site in Daws Lane was selected as the preferred location because it can be converted to educational use, the area to the rear of the building can be used for a play area and it is located adjacent to bus routes.

Garden Centre Group chief executive Nicholas Marshall said: "There is a possibility that if it gets planning consent they might make it into a school."

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