Former Vernon Infant School, Poynton - disposal of playing field land (part only)

Schools in Poynton have ambitions to improve the sporting and recreational offer to the pupils attending their schools.There are currently insufficient funds to deliver the various projects and therefore consideration is being given to a disposal of playing field land. This will offer the funding stream for the delivery of these projects.

Any playing field disposal on a school site requires approval by the Secretary of State under Section 77 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Section 77 requires that any proceeds from the disposal of playing field land are reinvested into capital facilities for sport (which will take priority), recreation or education facilities. 

As part of the Section 77 application process the Secretary of State requires that a period of consultation is undertaken prior to any submission. The period of consultation ends on the 29 January 2021 and in accordance with the legislation the Council is seeking the views of the community over this proposal.

Please note the submission of this application to the Secretary of State for Education does not constitute a formal decision by Cheshire East Council to dispose of any land at the Former Vernon Infant School, Poynton.

Feedback your views

Views and comments on the proposed disposal of land at The Former Vernon Infant School, Poynton are invited in writing to:

Cheshire East Borough Council,
Asset Management (Estates) 
Delamere House Floor 2
C/O Municipal Buildings,                    
Earle Street,

Email :

All comments and representations received before the closing date will be taken into account and reported to the Secretary of State as part of the ‘Section 77’ application process.

This consultation will close at 5.00pm on Friday 29 January 2021.