Decision details

Planning and Delivery of Early Years and School Places in Somerset

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Cabinet:


1) approved the updated Policies and Principles of Early Years and School Place Planning as set out in section 2 of this report.

2) authorised the Head of Education Partnerships in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Members for Children and Families and Education and Transformation to publish the School Place Infrastructure Growth Plan and Early Years County Wide Sufficiency Report on an annual basis.

3) endorsed the recently published DfE guidance on securing developer contributions for education which confirms that contributions must cover the full cost of providing the new school places that are required as a result of new housing developments.


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report


Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 10/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Cabinet

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