Issue details

Woodlands Meed College Site, Burgess Hill - Allocation of Funding for Project Delivery

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 significant suitability and 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.


The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to agree the allocation of funds from the Capital Programme to enable the rebuilding and expansion project at Woodlands Meed to proceed.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: Hassocks & Burgess Hill South;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2019

Decision due: November 2019 by Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Lead member: Mr 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, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Democratic Services Contact: Monique Smart - 033 022 22540

West Sussex Plan Priority: Best Start in LIfe

Background papers

  • Cabinet Member Decision ES18(18/19)