How funding new school places has become a national planning priority

New guidance from the Department for Education reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions. Commentators have expressed concerns that the planning system is being asked to resource too many competing priorities.

by Adam Branson
Extension at All Saints School, Warwick: more school places nationally to be funded by developer contributions (pic: ASHE CONSTRUCTION)
Extension at All Saints School, Warwick: more school places nationally to be funded by developer contributions (pic: ASHE CONSTRUCTION)

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