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Local development plan (LDP) update - schools

The LDP provides a new approach to promoting and controlling change across he city and county. It will place an emphasis on improved community involvement; a stronger evidence base, more focused content and improved quality and consistency.

As a result of the LDP there is likely to be a requirement for additional school places. We are working with the planning department and potential developers to secure the appropriate investment by developers so that the required education infrastructure can be delivered, to enable us to meet future demand for pupil places.

The investment in the education infrastructure could be in the form of financial contributions, or in the case of large developments (500+ units/houses) it may be more appropriate for a new school building to be provided within the new development.

Any investment secured will then be subject to phasing over the period of the LDP, which is from LDP adoption of the policy to 2025. Proposals to reorganise school provision are also likely to require a formal process involving consultation with all interested parties including parents and school governors.

Once we have clarity and greater certainty as to the extent of future investment we will work closely with schools and governing bodies to map out detailed proposals as to options to meet the increased demand for pupil places in their area.

If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or visit Adopted Local Development Plan (LDP)

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