Issue details

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

Developer contributions towards education provision are secured by means of conditions attached to planning permissions under Section 106 of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Contributions are sought by the Education and Skills School Organisation and Development Team and collected either direct by the County Council or, in some cases, by the District or Borough Council on the County Council’s behalf.


The contributions are required to mitigate the impacts of development and/or make the development acceptable in planning terms.  When secured, the funding usually has a 10 year ‘life’ in which funds should be spent, in accordance with the criteria in the Section 106 agreement. 


Following a detailed review of Section 106 funds received for Education the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to approve the allocation of Section 106 funds to deliver a number of Education capital projects across the County. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

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

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

Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp

Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: 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.



Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in Life

Background papers

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