School needs saving

I WRITE to comment on the planning application to turn the former Chichester High School for Girls, Stockbridge Road, into further student accommodation.

This proposal would mean this handsome Edwardian example of the Art Nouveau period being decimated.

The plan is to remove the atrium and insert an extra floor in its place, change the windows and extend the building on two sides, effectively taking away every feature of this fine building of which there are few examples in Chichester.

I hope the council will see fit to refuse this application and look for another use of this fine building that would not entail its devastation.

Mr R Brundle

Stockbridge Road, Chichester