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Officer Decisions

Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment - Dave Black

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Approval to publish an updated version of the Education Section 106 Infrastructure Approach dated February 2020.

Decision Taken:

The following points were approved:

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 Department for Education guidance.

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 responsibilities 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An alternative option would be to continue using the existing approach, however this is now out of date in a number of areas, notably the cost of provision. This 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:

None.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Christina Davey Christina.davey@devon.gov.uk 01392 382262
Decision Date:
13 February 2020

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: members.services@devon.gov.uk