London mayor, Sadiq Khan blocked the prestigious Harrow school from building a sports block that encroached on protected green space. Sir Winston’s alma mater — which educated six other British prime ministers as well as actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Laurence Fox — wanted to overhaul its campus with a 7,300 sq m sports block, science buildings, a games area and car park.
‘He said: “Protecting London’s precious green spaces is one of my top priorities. I absolutely support the school’s ambitions to expand its sporting facilities and their plans to open them up to the local community are to be commended.
“However, I’m clear that expansion of this kind must not encroach on open green space, which is one of the capital’s most important and cherished assets. Nor, in this case, is it necessary.” ‘