Planning obligations for education provision

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First published: 27 December 2016
Last updated: 19 March 2020
We have produced the guidance  on planning obligations for education provision which was subject to a stakeholder consultation process and subsequently adopted on the 8 June 2010. 
The aim of this guidance is to secure a coherent and consistent approach to ensuring that developers provide or make appropriate contributions to meet the costs of additional education infrastructure requirements generated by new housing developments.  This will help to reduce the uncertainty and time spent on negotiating individual planning applications.  The guidance will also act as interim guidance for planning applicants on our approach towards developer contributions, for education provision until the adoption of a relevant planning policy document (most likely a Supplementary Planning Document) by the respective Local Planning Authority.
The guidance will be regularly reviewed as necessary to take account of changes in Government guidance and to incorporate the latest available building costs and figures on occupancy levels - without the need for a full scale review.
If you would like to discuss the potential requirement for an education contribution for a particular site or have any other queries, email

Guidance on Planning Obligations for Education Provision

Planning Obligations

Planning Obligations

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