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Officer Decisions

Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment - Simon Niles

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Seeking approval to publish an updated version of the Education Approach for Developer Contributions dated December 2021.

Decision Taken:


The following points were approved:

  • Approval to publish an updated version of the Education Approach for Developer Contributions (formerly named Education Section 106 Infrastructure Approach) dated December 2021.
  • Approval to periodically update the costs included within this document without further authorisation when the DfE publishes updated school place scorecards. These are usually published on an annual basis. The updated costs will be published on the Pupil Place Planning website.
Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Publishing an updated document will ensure that the approach to securing developer contributions for education provision is informed by the latest Department for Education guidance and reflects changes to the Community Infrastructure Level regulations.


An up-to-date approach will assist in securing an appropriate level of developer contributions to mitigate development impacts and ensure that Devon County Council’s statutory responsibility regarding ensuring sufficient pupil places can be fulfilled.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An alternative option would be to continue using the existing approach (February 2020). However, this is now out of date and would reduce the authority’s ability to secure adequate funding towards education infrastructure and meet its responsibilities around pupil place planning.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Simon Niles Email: Phone: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
20 December 2021

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: