Issue details

Proposal to Discontinue the Local Authority's Maintenance of Wennington Hall School

Between 3 February and 16 March 2020, the county council consulted on a proposal to discontinue the local authority's maintenance of Wennington Hall School, Lancaster. Under the statutory process, the authority is now required to consider the responses to the stage 1 consultation and decide whether to publish a Statutory Notice on the proposal.


The purpose of this report is to provide the information necessary for that decision to be considered.


This decision is urgent and cannot await the next meeting of Cabinet. The reason for this is that all formal meetings of the council, including Cabinet, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and this decision has been deemed to be business critical by the relevant Executive Director. This decision is therefore being taken on behalf of Cabinet by the Leader of the Council  and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order C16(1).

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/03/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 9 Apr 2020 by Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision due: 9 Apr 2020 by Leader of the County Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Contact: Will Gale Email: