Cornerstone were appointed by Suffolk County Council Children’s service to undertake a review of surplus education sites for development, following a change from 3 tier to 2 tier education.
Cornerstone were appointed by Suffolk County Council Children’s service to undertake a review of surplus education sites for development, following a change from 3 tier to 2 tier education. The financial returns are to be support the extension of existing schools in the new 2 tier system.
What we did
We reviewed 12 sites, all of which presented as complex and challenging. Cornerstone also supported the Section 77 approvals from the DfE on the sites, all of which were approved.
Following the analysis and public consultation on the initial 12 sites, 3 sites were selected to be taken forward, and these were Monks Eleigh Primary School, Bacton Middle School and Howard Primary Schools. Cornerstone were then appointed as Land Promoter for these 3 sites. The Howard primary school site was combined with an adjacent St Edmundsbury Borough Council owned site and One Public Estate funding was secured for housing and a new community centre. A total of 79 units were agreed. On the Monks Eleigh Cornerstone secured planning permission and the site was sold for zero carbon housing. At Bacton Middle School, Cornerstone had obtained planning for 15 new homes and had reserved half the site for a new primary school.
Successful delivery of the Councils new Education policies and progress of the development approvals and land sales, at pace.