Local authorities can seek to negotiate a contribution from developers towards the cost of meeting infrastructure necessary to support their development.

For education this means asking for a contribution towards the cost of extending or reconfiguring an existing school or setting or building a new one.

This policy sets out how we will consider whether existing school capacity is sufficient to accommodate proposed development within the relevant area, and if it is not:

  • the developer contributions needed for education, based on known pupil yields from all homes where children live; this includes primary, secondary, special educational needs and disabilities, and early years provision;
  • when we will request contributions of land to provide sites for new or expanded schools.

Read our Education Developer Contributions Policy