Page 1 of 1
This is advice from the Department for Education. This advice is non-statutory and sets out the Secretary of State’s policy to protect school playing fields, and the Secretary of State’s powers to protect land for academies.
This advice does not influence or affect the procedures for applying for planning permission. Education ministers do not have any statutory powers to influence any future development of land; this is strictly a matter for the local planning authority.
This advice is non-statutory and has been produced to help recipients understand their obligations and duties in relation to:
This advice will next be reviewed within a year from date of publication.
This advice is for:
This advice describes the main circumstances in which local authorities, governing bodies, foundation bodies and trustees need to seek the consent of the Secretary of State for Education to dispose, or change the use, of land used by schools, including playing field land. It also describes how the Secretary of State will assess applications for consent to dispose, or change the use, of such land.
Enquiries and application forms should be addressed to:
Schools Assets Team
Education Funding Agency
Area D, Ground Floor
Co Durham DL3 9BG
Tel (01325) 735791
Page 1 of 1
Application form needed to apply for consent under Section 77.
Word 2007 / Office Open XML, 77 Kb
PDF, 423 Kb