Plain English guide to planning for free schools
A guide giving an overview of the planning system for those considering opening a free school.
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The aim of this guide is to provide parties considering opening a free school with an overview of the planning system as it relates to schools in England, and to signpost to sources of further guidance and support. It is intended to give an overview only and does not set out new planning policy or guidance. Planning guidance can be accessed online via the Planning Portal.
We have also published an accompanying plain English guide on how the planning system works in general.