Land and Sites

Developer contributions

Developer contributions are means of mitigating the impact of new developments on local infrastructure. As a service we would seek developer contributions towards education provision, should a new development generate a need for additional school places.


Contributions are calculated on a fair and proportionate basis in relation to the size of the development. You can visit our Spatial Planning pages for further information.


Cheshire East Council staff are always wiling to provide advice on a "Without Prejudice" basis. Contact the Organisation and Capital Strategy team for guidance if needed.

Project management

We offer a comprehensive consultancy and project management service for external work on school grounds. We can manage projects which involve the following:

  • Synthetic/All weather pitches
  • Playing field construction and drainage
  • Car park extensions
  • Playground extensions and construction
  • Fencing - security, internal and court 

If your school or setting is thinking about any of the above work, please don't hesitate to contact our team for more information on this service. This service is available in the SBSA as an additional buy back.

Latest news

2015-16 Capital Funding - bid for funding

As communicated in the Director of Children's Services' report to school governing bodies on the 22 January 2015, the national announcement for allocation of Capital Maintenance Grant (CMG) funding for 2015-16 from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) had not been announced at the point the report was prepared. However, the announcement of the Schools Condition Allocation (formally known as Capital Maintenance Grant) was announced on the 9 February 2015.

As in previous years, Cheshire East Council are inviting schools to bid for the opportunity of funding.

As from Wednesday 25 February 2015, bids are invited from Schools to support projects to address premises related issues under the following 4 headings:

  • Suitability
  • Minor works
  • Accessibility
  • Condition

Establishments will be informed of the outcome of their bids by the end of May 2015, following our internal corporate Project Management Framework, who endorse capital proposals.

More information is available on the 2015-16 Capital Bidding page