“The Government is launching a comprehensive Review of all capital investment in schools, early years, colleges and sixth forms. Led by Sebastian James, Group Operations Director of DSG international plc, the Review team includes Kevin Grace, Tesco – Director of Property Services…”
“Reducing the burden on schools
To review and reform the requirements on schools including the building/School Premises Regulations, design requirements and playing field regulations.”
What does this mean? As Conor Ryan (an Blair era No 10 adviser on Education) says:
“…the coalition is considering removing the requirement introduced by Labour that playing fields can only be sold where they provide new sports facilities, like a new sports hall.”
I wonder if there are any companies that might benefit from an increased supply of land in urban and suburban areas? Or any that might see a benefit in smaller school buildings and playing fields that would allow “spare” land to be sold off for commercial use?
Nope, can’t think of any.