Issue details

Education Infrastructure Contribution Policy

This report asks Cabinet and FACS to note the update of the Education Infrastructure Contribution Policy. The policy was first approved by Cabinet in 2017 but has not been updated due to proposals by Planning Services to create an authority-wide contributions policy and by Government to overhaul the current system of securing developer contributions, neither of which have as yet been implemented.

However, the report ostensibly requests Cabinet’s approval to increase the amount of contribution requested within the policy from developers in relation to Special Educational Needs infrastructure in order to reflect that the percentage of the population of school-age students in Northumberland with complex needs has risen from 3% to 4% since 2017. Cabinet and FACS are also asked to note that some minor non-material amendments have also been made to update the policy.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/08/2021

Relevant O&S Ctte: Family and Children's Services OSC;

Decision due: 12 Oct 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People guy.renner-thompson@northumberland.gov.uk

Contact: Sue Aviston, Head of School Organisation and Resources Email: sue.aviston@northumberland.gov.uk.