{meta} Decision - Land Acquisition - Brackley Housing Development Projected Future Pupil Yield

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approvethe acquisition of identified land located in Little Hulton, within the current market valuation to support projected pupil yield demand arising from the Blackley Housing development.


The Reasons are the acquisition and retaining of the land for future education use provides an available solution to manage the potential demand risk that could arrive from the projected pupil yield.


Options considered and rejected were: There is only one primary school that would allow for any further on site expansion within the statutory two mile travel threshold of the planning area. This would still leave a shortfall of places based on the current projected pupil yield.  


Assessment of Risk: The City Council will need to have a clear strategy for ensuring there are sufficient places available. A potential added advantage of purchasing the site is should pupil yield and demand not arrive then land could be released for housing and the Basic Need reimbursed.


The source of funding is: Basic Need Capital Funding


Legal Advice obtained: N/A

Financial Advice obtained: N/A

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:


The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection.

Contact Officer:  Craig Monaghan                        Tel 778 0339


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Executive Lead Member/Director




The appropriate scrutiny panels to call-in the decision are the Children’s Scrutiny Panel and the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel





Signed: Paul Dennett         

City Mayor

Dated: 23 March 2020


This decision was published on Monday 23 March 2020     


This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 30 March 2020                                    unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



Publication date: 23/03/2020

Date of decision: 23/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2020 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 31/03/2020

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