Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The increase of housing increases the number of children of school age requiring a place in West Sussex Schools and can impact on the suitability of existing accommodation to enable the curriculum to be delivered.
Following a detailed review of Section 106 funds received for Education, an allocation is proposed to fund a number of small to medium sized capital projects at a range of schools across the County. The funds highlighted in Appendix A can only be spent on education infrastructure. As the funds have been received, the children that live in these developments are now attending the schools highlighted. Whilst the funds still have a number of years to be spent before they would have to be returned to the developers, it is proposed that the funds are spent now to provide for the pupils that live in these developments and to achieve best value for the funds available.
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has approved:-
(1)The allocation of £6.268m from Section 106 funds to deliver small to medium education infrastructure projects at named Schools in accordance with the requirements of the individual Section 106 Agreements and as outlined in Appendix A;
(2)The delegation of authority to undertake a procurement exercise for all projects outlined in Appendix A and to enter into contracts for delivery of the projects to the Director of Property and Assets, and
(3)The addition of 3 projects to the current year Capital Programme and the allocation of £291k from Section 106 funds for design fees to progress these projects as described in paragraph 2.2. Each of these schools are anticipated to require individual budgets in excess of £0.5m.
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Date of decision: 05/11/2020
Effective from: 17/11/2020