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Richard Cloudesley School site development update

Meeting: 19/01/2017 - Executive (Item 355)

355 Provision of Additional Primary School Places and Social Housing at the Former Richard Cloudesley School Site, Golden Lane, London, EC1 and adjoining City of London site pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.    That the proposed development following the conditions imposed by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) of the RCS site and AEC site (as shown on the Site Location Plan (Appendix 2 of the report) by CoLC to provide a mixed development of an estimated 70 but not less than 40 new social housing units, a 2FE primary school with places for 420 pupils, a 30 place nursery class and 8 two year old places be agreed. 

2.    That the new school will operate in temporary accommodation at the recently completed Moreland Primary School and Children’s Centre from 1st September 2017 to 31st July 2019 be noted.

3.    That the target to develop the maximum possible social housing units subject to planning with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 beds with 50% nominations rights for Islington will nominate to a maximum of 30% of the one bedroom properties with the balance being made up of two and three bedroom properties as stipulated in the Heads of Terms (Exempt Appendix 1 of the report) be agreed.

4.    That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Executive Members for Children and Families and Finance and Resources, the Corporate Directors’ of Children’s Services and Housing and Adult Social Services and the Interim Director of Law and Governance, to conclude the negotiation and final terms of disposal and development of the RCS site in accordance with the principles set out in the updated Heads of Terms and School Heads of Terms set out in Exempt Appendix 1 be agreed.

5.    That the Executive decision of 27 November 2014 to authorise the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources to dispose of the freehold of the RCS site to CoLC on the terms agreed be noted and to instruct the Interim Director of Law and Governance to enter into all necessary legal documents to give effect thereto be agreed.

6.    That authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Law and Governance to apply to the Secretary of State for consent to dispose of the RCS site (and in relation to the Temporary  Accommodation) under Para.4 of Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010 and any consent necessary under S123 of the Local Government Act 1972 be agreed.

Reasons for decision – to provide additional social housing units and good quality school places

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report

Conflicts of interest / dispensations granted – none.