New Learning Centre
The Latest News.....
Our Planning Application has been submitted
The Planning application for our New Learning Centre is now lodged with the South Downs National Park and the formal consultation has begun.
Thank you to all of you who submitted supportive comments during the public consultation period. We are now in discussion with the Planning Authority to determine the next steps. We will continue to keep you posted with updates through our website and newsletters.
You can still see the full plans online at The South Downs National Park's website. The reference No. is SDNP/18/05145/FUL
or click on this link to take you straight there.
A New Future
The New Learning Centre
We are embarking on an exciting project which will mark the beginning of a new era.
Our Ready, Steady, Grow Initiative will enable us to expand our services, activities and learning opportunities across the age range young to adult. Working with partners in the education, health and third sector we will extend the positive benefits and outcomes of our work even further, reaching more individuals, communities and bringing longer term benefits to our wider society at all levels of learning. We will develop new partnerships with business, consultancy. We will seed and support change-makers and support skills for organisational change.
A key component of realising this ambition is to create a New Learning Centre from our existing HQ building to create an exemplar transformation. It will enable The Sustainability Centre to realise its full potential as a beacon for sustainability in the south-east of England and support our influence nationally and internationally.
It will house
This building transformation and extension will cost £2.2 million
We will use natural and local materials; support local trades and businesses; aim to be a zero waste build - re-using and recycling wherever possible.
We will also harness and share the learning opportunities along the way by creating hands-on experiences, workshops and apprenticeships as well as creating tools and tutorials.
Be Part of the Project
To become involved speak Christine Seaward.