Decision details

Education Contribution Methodology

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


This report proposes an update to the county council's Education Contribution Methodology which has been in place since May 2016. The methodology details the process followed by the county council to secure education contributions to mitigate the impact of housing development on school place provision.


The Education Contribution Methodology forms part of the county council's Planning Obligations in Lancashire Policy.


In April 2019 (revised November 2019) the Department for Education published new guidance relating to securing contributions from housing development for education. This update of the county council's Education Contribution Methodology reflects this latest guidance.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.


The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Date of decision: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020