Today the Plain English guide to planning for free schools has been published by the Department for Communities & Local Government. Also published today is the Plain English guide to the planning system.
Readers interested in The Heights primary school's search for a permanent site may find it useful, as may those living near Crescent Road where the new Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is to be built (subject to planning).
The new primary free school (provisionally called the "Civitas Academy) in Hodsoll Road has just finished the process, having been given planning permission at last month's (December) Planning Applications Committee.
The guide does not contain new legislation, it simply sets out an overview of current planning legislation in plain English.