Delivering schools to support housing growth

Non-statutory guidance for local authorities planning for education to support housing growth and seeking associated developer contributions.

Applies to England


Securing developer contributions for education

Education provision in garden communities


Guidance for local authorities on planning new school places that are required due to housing growth, through the provision of new schools or expansions to existing schools.

The guidance includes advice for those involved in delivering new schools in new communities, and best practice guidance on securing developer contributions for education from housing development more generally.

Published 11 April 2019
Last updated 1 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'securing developer contributions for education' guidance to include the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations and the developer loans for schools pilot.

  2. Added link to a leaflet to help housing developers, education contacts at county councils and local planning authorities promote the initiative and apply to the pilot.

  3. First published.