Statement from The Dulwich Estate:
Simone Crofton, the new Chief Executive of The Dulwich Estate, together with the Board of Trustees, has considered all advice and options relating to the planning application for a new almshouse at 62-68 Half Moon Lane.
The Dulwich Estate, working closely with the Dulwich Almshouse Charity and the full range of partners, including Southwark Council Planning Department, will be seeking an alternative site.
There remains a real need for fit for purpose, accessible, lifetime homes for elderly people in the area. The current Dulwich Almshouse, which provides sheltered homes to those in need, does not have lift access and cannot be adapted due to its listed status.
The Dulwich Estate is committed to helping the Dulwich Almshouse and its residents relocate to suitable accommodation.
Statement from CfBT Schools Trust:
CfBT Schools Trust welcomes this decision and that parties have come to a mutual agreement about a way forward. We are very pleased the land adjoining Judith Kerr Primary School will be available for the children to use as a playing field.