Plans for new premises for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) in Muswell Hill have been submitted to Haringey Council by Scarsec Developments, in association with LCCCP.
The plans are part of a mixed residential development which takes in the former Green Man pub and LCCCP’s current site at the rear of the pub, which will help to pay for the cost of the new Centre, which would be located in the former pub, which last operated as an Italian restaurant, and which will be refurbished and extended on to the site of the existing night club, which will be demolished.
In addition to the new premises for LCCCP, the plans include 28 new homes – 6 family houses and 22 apartments.
The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) is a Department for Education approved school, which provides conductive education for young children with cerebral palsy. It also provides training courses and seminars for professionals working in the education and health sectors. Its aim is to help each child develop and maximise their potential to be as independent as possible.
The centre was first established in 1963 by Peter Rigby, the then Mayor of Hornsey, as the Hornsey Trust for Handicapped Children and later became The Hornsey Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
The Centre currently has 13 children attending for their statutory education and up to 40 more attending individual and group sessions each week.
The new plans would provide double the existing space and new state-of-the-art facilities which would allow the Centre to more than double the number of children attending the school and also extend the provision to provide education for Key Stage 3 children and beyond.
Marc Crank, Chief Executive of LCCCP, said; “The new school premises will make an enormous difference to our work and enable us to help more children and their families, including teenagers, as well as provide for Parkinson’s and stroke rehabilitation groups. This will be a great facility for Haringey and the local community”