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Issue details

School Capital: Basic Need and Maintenance

Purpose of Report: This paper will provide Members with information about the planned basic need programme for 2015-16 and the future place planning pressures through to 2020 which will direct the need to commission further additional school places. The paper will also outline the existing pressures with the capital maintenance programme and seek Executive’s approval for the use of basic need funding to address these pressures.

Members are asked to consider and approve:
(1) the plans for the use of basic need to add additional school places in 2015/16
(2) the proposed use of basic need capital to fund capital maintenance schools to 2018/19

The report will also ask Members to note the proposed use of basic need to meet place planning pressures between 2016/17 and 2018/19. Specific details of each of these schemes will be submitted separately for Executive approval following the completion of feasibility studies and detailed options appraisals.


This item has been withdrawn from the forward plan as it is being replaced by a report which will go to the January 2016 Executive which will be a more comprehensive overview of the entirety of the Children’s Services, Education and Skills Capital Programme to encompass the financial aspects of the LA’s Place Planning Strategy and Maintenance issues across the schools estate.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Withdrawn

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/08/2015

Decision due: 29/10/15 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities

Department: Directorate of Children, Education and Communities

Contact: Mark Ellis 01904 554246, 01904 554171, 01904 553007 Email: mark.ellis@york.gov.uk, Jake Wood, Policy Officer Email: jake.wood@york.gov.uk, Maxine Squire, Assistant Director, Education and Skills, City of York Council Email: maxine.squire@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 553007.

Consultation process

Each proposed scheme goes through a public planning process.

Headteachers, governing bodies, elected members, local residents and other stakeholder groups.


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