Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a) that the progress in the delivery of additional state funded Special School Places in Devon be noted;


(b) that the additional £1.9 million funding to support the revised project cost of £10.7 million for the delivery of the new Okehampton Special School and the rephasing of £800,000 from 2023-24 to 2022-23 be approved; and noting that the additional £1.9 million is to be funded from external grant which is currently within the 2021/22 Capital Programme and will be phased £280,000 in 2021/22, £1.42 million in 2022/23 and £200,000 in 2023/24; and


(c) that a new start project at Ace Tiverton Special School at a total cost of £840,000 also be approved, subject to Regional School Approval of Significant Change application.

Reason Key: Strategic, Political or Financial Significance;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Online (New Schools webpage), email notifications


All statutory stakeholders previously consulted will be updated on any change to the programme – including MP, County Councillors, District Councillors, local schools, Unions, DfE, Parent Carer Forum, Town Council.

Contact: Dave Black, Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment Email:

Report author: Dave Black

Publication date: 14/10/2021

Date of decision: 13/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2021 - Cabinet

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