Contribution towards educational provision

Extract from the Report of the Planning and Building Services Manager to Western Area Planning Committee 18 October 2000

(Consultation and background papers) - 2. Kent County Council Property Group

01/09/00 - The development as proposed would create the demand for an extra 16 primary and 6 secondary school places. At present, the additional requirement for the primary places cannot be accommodated within local schools, however, the secondary places can.

The cost of providing these extra school places is currently estimated at £71,200. Should you require further information regarding the calculation of the contribution, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I would wish to point out that this figure is valid for 3 months from the date of this letter after which it may need to be recalculated due to ongoing planning applications, changes in school capacities and forecasted rolls. I also wish to mention our calculations are based upon the assumption that the proposed development does not include any 1-bed units or sheltered housing.

Could your Council please impose a suitable planning condition or require the developer/landowner to enter into an appropriate Section 106 Agreement relating to the provision of this contribution for the additional school places. The developer/landowner should also be required to pay the County Council's legal costs incurred in completing this agreement.

Back to Paul Huxley’s speech at the Public Inquiry May 2001
Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells

Speeches of Members of the Telephone House Neighbours Association, Councillors, Archie Norman MP