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Working with Kier, ECE Planning and the Dept for Education, Orion undertook a heritage assessment of the proposed extension of Uplands Community College.  The school is located on the edge of Wadhurst Conservation Area and in the vicinity of a couple of listed buildings and so heritage was a major issue to be addressed.  Working closely with the client's architects, planners and the LPA's Conservation Officer, Orion undertook a heritage statement and provided heritage design advice tpo ensure that the scheme was designed to accomodate the heritage issues through siting, mass and detailed design, thereby resulting in the effect on the conservation area being reduced to the minimum possible while enabling the needs of the school and its pupils to be met.  Permission was granted with unanimous support by the Council's planning committee.