Welcome to our public consultation page for a proposed redevelopment of Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NR.

DPP Planning are preparing a planning an application on behalf of Bowmer + Kirkland (on behalf of the Department for Education).

Undertaking public consultation with local residents and businesses in advance of submitting a planning application is an important part of the planning process. It allows members of the public and the local community to engage with the Applicant’s proposed vision for the site and to provide valuable feedback on the proposals.


The site lies to the north of First Avenue/Mandela Avenue, to the south of Edinburgh Way, and falls within part of the original Harlow New Town. First Avenue/Mandela Avenue links the centre of Harlow to the A414/A1025 to the east which then provide links to the M11.

Harlow Town Park borders the site along the western and northern boundaries. St Alban’s Catholic Academy borders the eastern boundary of the site, with the residential properties of Altham Grove bordering the north-eastern boundary of the site, adjacent to the playing fields. Further residential dwellings are situated across from First Avenue/Mandela Avenue to the south.

The application site is indicated in the aerial image below:


The proposal is to erect a replacement three storey school building to enable Burnt Mill Academy to provide a modern teaching environment for pupils, and that is eco-friendly to minimise operational costs. Access will be provided from the south of the site via First Avenue/Mandela Avenue.

The proposal will also offer an external play areas for the students including a 3 court multi-use games area (MUGA), outdoor grassed social space, and wall mounted basketball hoops.

This provision will also be complimented by vehicular and cycle parking, a SEN garden, horticulture area, meadow walk, and orchard planting alongside other landscaping.

The MUGA court will be located to the north of the site, within the centre of the existing school estate, whilst the remaining hard-standing play areas are located to the south.

99 car parking spaces are proposed, of which 6nr spaces are DDA/Accessible Spaces and 2nr are Electric Charging Bays. Additionally, 220 canopied bicycle spaces are proposed.

Consultation Details

We are hosting an in-person consultation event, which will take place on Wednesday the 8th of February 2023 between the hours of 4pm-9pm at Burnt Mill Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NR.

Members of the design team will be there to answer any questions that you may have and there will be an opportunity to complete a feedback form, however, if you cannot attend the event then comments can be submitted electronically via email to All comments will remain anonymous.

Alternatively, please post any feedback to DPP, One Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN. Please return comments before 20th February, 2023.

Once the planning application has been submitted, full details will be available on Harlow Council’s website, and there will be a further opportunity to comment.

We look forward to receiving your comments on the proposed development.

Landscape Illustrative Masterplan

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Proposed Ground Floor Plan

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Proposed First Floor Plan

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Proposed Second Floor Plan

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Proposed Roof Plan

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Proposed External Building Elevations 

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Proposed Ground Floor Plan (Sports Block)

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Proposed Roof Plan (Sports Block)

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Proposed External Building Elevations (Sports Block)

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Proposed Site Elevations

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Public Consultation Boards

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