Policy & Resources Cabinet Member – Minutes – 19 December 2014


In accordance with the Executive Procedure Rules of the council’s Constitution, the Policy & Resources Cabinet Member was authorised to take the following decision on behalf of the People Cabinet Member, The Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader of the Council who had all declared an interest on this item as members of Brigg and Goole Conservative Association and knew the land owner.

162      (35) BURTON UPON STATHER PRIMARY SCHOOL CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVE ACCESS – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval of the preferred option for access to Burton upon Stather Primary School.

During 2011, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) launched the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) initiative to address the needs of the schools in England, which were in most need of urgent repair.

Burton upon Stather Primary School was being re-built as part of the Priority Schools Build Programme and part of the considerations for the development was that an alternative vehicular/pedestrian access route be identified.Options for the alternative access were outlined within the report and would be subject to the Council agreeing the terms of acquisition of land with the land owner

It was explained that the process for rebuilding Burton upon Stather had already commenced and six stakeholder consultation meetings had taken place which had focused on the design of the new school.

An urgent decision was required in order that the Education Funding Agency could proceed with the implementation of the scheme within the required timescales.

Resolved – (a) That Option 2 for permanent alternative access as detailed in the report be approved, and (b) that this be funded from the Schools Capital Investment Programme.