Issue details

Allocation of Section 106 Funding towards Education Infrastructure Capital Projects and Design Fees

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.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/06/2020

Decision due: November 2020 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp nigel.jupp@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: leigh.hunnikin@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23051.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills via the author or officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Consultees

Schools

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Decisions

Background papers

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