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Education Contribution Methodology

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 3 Sep 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Environment and Planning

Contact: Ben Terry Email: Tel: 01772 531774.


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