Issue details

Lancashire Schools Phase 3: Project Agreement Variation

Lancashire County Council has been working to progress a series of School Planning projects and suitability works to the Building Schools for the Future estate, most notably the move of Broadfield Special School, Accrington, into the former Hameldon College, Burnley, premises, to create additional places for SEN pupils.


The project aims to improve outcomes for children and young people with autism and reduce High Needs Block spend on out of county placements. The project was initiated over 12 months ago and has not been delivered due to complications arising from defects liabilities.


The Lender has now stated that it requires the Authority to issue a certificate under section 3 of the Local Government (Contracts) Act 1997 before it will approve the variation to the BSF Project Agreement necessary to allow the works at Hameldon College to proceed.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: Accrington North; Burnley Central West; Burscough & Rufford; Chorley Central; Chorley Rural West; Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley; Fylde East; Fylde South; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Heysham; Moss Side & Farington; Padiham and Burnley West; Pendle Rural; South Ribble West; West Lancashire East; West Lancashire North; West Lancashire West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 7 Jul 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Resources, HR and Property (Deputy Leader)

Lead director: Director of Strategy and Performance

Department: Strategy and Performance

Contact: Mel Ormesher Email:


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