Decision details

Primary and Secondary School Organisation Plan 2017 - 2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Plan outlines the current level of provision and pupil projections in detail up to 2021 and in broader terms up to 2036. Estimates of the number of school places likely to be required and how and where these might be provided are also included.

 

The Children & Young People Panel at its meeting on Tuesday 20th March 2018 resolved to:

 

i)  Note the proposed strategy for the provision of school places within the 2017 – 2021 plan period.

 

ii)  Note the proposed strategy for the provision of school places over the longer term within the Core Strategy period and the emerging approach for the Local Plan period.

 

 

NOTE: CALL IN

 

The Cabinet Decision E3037 “Primary and Secondary School Organisation Plan 2017 - 2021” has been Called In by 10 Councillors on 18th April 2018.  The Call In request is now awaiting the verification of the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer.

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed:

 

2.1  Approve the proposed strategy for the provision of school places within the 2017 – 2021 plan period.

2.2  Approve the proposed strategy for the provision of school places over the longer term within the Core Strategy period and agree the emerging approach for the Local Plan period.

Reasons for the decision:

The Local Authority retains responsibility for pupil place planning in its area. In order to do this effectively the Local Authority must identify where new school places will be required as a result of underlying population growth and pupils generated from new housing development, how much additional provision is required and when. This additional provision might be provided via Basic Need funding from the Government or S106 Developer Contributions or CIL as a result of new housing developments.

There is projected to be a future shortfall in school places in some areas and the Authority must plan for the additional provision that is needed. The Plan will serve as a useful planning tool to identify areas and levels of need, when investment in places will be needed and also to inform discussions with Developers concerning S106 Developer Contributions and land.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Report author: Helen Hoynes

Publication date: 11/04/2018

Date of decision: 11/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 11/04/2018 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 19/04/2018

Call-in deadline date: 18/04/2018

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