Decision details

Additional Primary Places in Euxton, Chorley - Proposal to Expand Balshaw Lane Primary School Chorley

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


Between 22 November 2016 and 19 December 2016, a formal consultation was carried out on the proposal to permanently expand Balshaw Lane Primary School in Euxton, Chorley, with effect from September 2018.


The decision to proceed with publishing a notice was taken after carefully considering the outcome of the informal consultation on 14 September 2016. The County Council then published a statutory notice on 22 November 2016. In accordance with the statutory process (as per the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools)(England) Regulations 2013 for school expansion proposals, the Notice invited representations (objections or comments) within the statutory four-week notice period, i.e. from 22 November 2016 to 19 December 2016.


Under the statutory school expansion process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal. If the County Council fails to decide the proposal within two months from the end of the representation period, the proposal and any representations about the proposals must be passed to the schools' adjudicator for decision.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and Standing Order 25 has been complied with.



County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools:


(i)  considered the information in this report;


(ii)  conditionally approved the proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Balshaw Lane Primary School by permanently expanding the number of places available from 45 to 60 pupils for reception year in September 2018 and in subsequent reception years, subject to the granting of planning permission under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and


(iii)   approved that an appropriate statutory decision letter be sent out as specified under legal requirements to give the reasons for the decision to those who are to be informed of them.


Date of decision: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

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