Woodlands Meed is a Special School and College for 2-19 year olds located in Burgess Hill. The existing accommodation at the College site has a number of condition issues meaning the College is unable to offer the full curriculum and unable to accommodate the full range of Special Educational Needs.
In order to address this, in February 2019 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills took a decision (ES18 (18/19)) to approve the allocation of £0.5m from the Capital Programme to enable a costed design to be produced for rebuilding and expanding Woodlands Meed College on its current site. This has involved the appointment of a full design team through the County Council’s Multi-Disciplinary Consultant to undertake the design work required to develop the feasibility design into a formal proposal enabling costs to be sought for all elements of the proposal.
A further survey of the existing building’s condition and suitability to meet the needs of the College’s students has now been undertaken. Following assessment of the outcome of this survey and exploration of access options Cabinet will be asked to agree the allocation of funds from the Capital Programme to enable the new investment at Woodlands Meed to proceed.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Divisions affected: Burgess Hill East; Hassocks & Burgess Hill South;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2019
Decision due: 26 May 2020 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Nigel Jupp firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Duncan Crow email@example.com, Councillor Roger Elkins firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Jeremy Hunt email@example.com, Councillor Amanda Jupp firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Bob Lanzer email@example.com, Councillor Paul Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Jacquie Russell email@example.com, Councillor Deborah Urquhart firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Leigh Hunnikin, Project Manager Email: email@example.com Tel: 033 022 23051.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee – 4 December 2019
Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders - 033 022 22553
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