Planning’ and school places is a key link

Northumberland Gazette latest
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A council committee has suggested that the link between planning and school places be looked at in more depth.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the cabinet, members approved the admission arrangements for 2018/19.

This is looked at every year and the only change was a minor amendment to the oversubscription criteria in relation to exceptional medical or social needs.

However, when the matter was discussed at the children’s services scrutiny committee, councillors highlighted potential issues in communities where large-scale development is taking place, like Morpeth and Amble.