Crawley school to share £343k from developments

Locksley Christian School in Manby rejects the accusations.
Locksley Christian School in Manby rejects the accusations.

Two schools are to share more than £300,000 provided by developers responsible for seven town building projects.

Waterfield Primary School, in Bewbush, and Three Bridges Primary School will receive a total of £343,923 between them to help increase the number of school places each can offer.

The money – known as Section 106 money – included £102,480 from the developers of the 829 homes in Pembroke Park, Three Bridges.

The allocation was approved at a meeting of Crawley Borough Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday (July 2).

A report put before the meeting stated: “The proposed use of the monies will increase the availability of school places and therefore help address the additional demands placed on school places in Crawley as a result of the new residential development.”

Section 106 money is a legal agreement between developers and local authorities to contribute financially to the community in which they build.

Other money came from developments in Scallows Road, Three Bridges (£75,413) and Woodhall and Little Paddocks, Ifield (£55,523), which must be spent within 10 years of receipt. There is no time limit on money from Three Bridges Road (£59,126), Deerswood Upper School, Ifield (£19,958), Dorsten Square, Bewbush (£16,673) and Oak, Maple and Beech Cottages, Bewbush (£14,750).