Decision details

Child Yield Multipliers - NOV20/CAB/45

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with an understanding of: 

how the numbers of children arising from new developments is calculated and  

(b) how the multipliers are used to determine the education infrastructure required to mitigate the impact of new developments    



Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to adopt the proposed revised child yield multipliers to be used to calculate the level and type of education infrastructure required to mitigate the impact of new developments.

Reasons for the decision:


·         reflect government non-statutory guidance Securing Developer Contributions for Education (DfE November 2019)in particular “Pupil yield factors should be based on up-to-date evidence from recent housing developments”. 

·         provide officers with a robust platform on which to base negotiations with developers so that the Council will be better placed in the future to secure appropriate developer contributions  

·         enable the Council to plan more accurately with regard to the size and timing of new education infrastructure, and thus ensure it continues to meet its statutory place planning duties 


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing. Maintaining the status quo and continuing to operate using out-of-date child yield multipliers would expose the Council to unnecessary risk of funding shortfall and undermine the Council’s ability to fulfil its statutory place planning duties. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Publication date: 16/11/2020

Date of decision: 16/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/11/2020

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