Decision details

*Republished - no longer subject to call in* Proposal to expand Overdale Community Primary School

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills, including early years, schools, apprenticeships, FE colleges & UTC`s, and engagement with the skills agenda of the LEP

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the expansion of Overdale Community Primary School to 420 places.

Reasons for the decision:

PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in committee management system that we use.

The Executive agreed on 16 October 2018 to the publication of a statutory proposal to expand Overdale Community Primary School to 420 places in an expanded building on a new site with a published admission number of 60 with effect from September 2020. Funding towards the development was approved by the Executive in July 2018 and a planning application has been submitted for a scheme to be completed by June 2020. The proposed new school site to accommodate this expansion is located on a new housing development near the existing school site and the need for additional places is generated by this housing growth.

Following approval of the Executive on 16 October, statutory notices were published for a period of four weeks and within that time no representations were received regarding the proposal. The School fully support the expansion.

Under the arrangements agreed by Executive on 25 September 2007, school organisation decisions, for which the decision maker is the Local Authority, will normally be taken by the County Council’s Executive or, if there are no objections to the Statutory Notice, the decision is delegated to the Executive Member for Education and Skills.

Alternative options considered:

In considering proposals for a school expansion, the Executive Member for Education & Skills as decision maker can decide to:
? reject the proposal
? approve the proposal
? approve the proposal with modifications
? approve the proposal subject to them meeting a specific condition

Publication date: 30/04/2021

Date of decision: 04/12/2018