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Council agrees retrospective funding for school expansions

Money paid to the council by housing developers will help pay for the expansion of three West Leeds schools, a council report has said this week.

Council chiefs have retrospectively agreed to fund £153,137 the expansion of both Farsley Westroyd and Farsley Springbank Primary Schools, which were carried out in 2015.

The scheme cost for Farsley Westroyd was £2.344m and for Farsley Springbank was £4.467m. Both were financed at the time by grant funding as part of the council’s capital programme.

They also agreed £93,300 of funding towards the costs of the £5.36m expansion project at Leeds West Academy, off Intake Lane.

The money comes from a ‘section 106’ contribution towards education provision from developers Harron Homes, who have built houses near the Ring Road and Calverley Lane.

The full council report can be read here.

Meanwhile, Leeds City Council has agreed to pay Jennings Roofing Ltd £135,309 to carry out essential roofing works at Kirkstall Valley Primary School.

It is proposed that the works will commence on 24 July 2023, with completion by 1 September. The full council report can be read here.

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