Issue details

Goat Lees Primary School, Kennington, Ashford - 12/01914

Approval to proceed with design & development and to enter into contract with building contractor to deliver the 1FE Goat Lees Primary School. The School includes for hard and landscaping to provide sports pitches and Multi Use Games Area to enhance sporting facilities.

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

The decision is needed which directly supports 3 of the Bold Steps for Kent. Firstly it references the target that all pupils meet their full potential. Secondly, it promotes the delivery of ‘Kent Environment Strategy’ and thirdly Kent’s cultural and sporting offer for residents.

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

The impact of the decision is that the project will be able to proceed to tender stage and enter into contractual arrangements to achieve targeted completion of August 2013. The value of the project is estimated at £3.9m.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/01/2013

Decision due: October 2012 by Cabinet Member for Business Strategy, Performance & Health Reform, Cabinet Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Rebecca Spore, Director of Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01622 221151.

Consultation process

Not applicable


Notify all Members of the Council



There are no additional requirements to consult.   Planning approval was granted in October 2011 and as part of this process Ashford Borough Council, a Consortium Group of Head Teachers and public consultations were undertaken.  These groups formed positive and constructive feedback which has been addressed in the original planning application.

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Not applicable

Key consultee groups

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Start and finish dates of consultation.

Not applicable

Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

Not applicable

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

Not applicable


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting


Not applicable


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?


There is reference to the project in the 2012/13 approved Budget Book. (Section 3, Basic Need Individual Projects)

This is a Basic Need Capital project to provide additional pupil places in the Ashford area.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?


All Members - specifically Richard King, Ashford Rural West; Mike Whiting and Gary Cooke as Education, Learning and Skills Cabinet members. 

Financial implications: Rebecca Spore, Director of Property & Infrastructure Support , 01622 221151

Legal implications: 12/01914

Equalities implications: Significant service developments, reduction, changes in delivery