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School Place Planning Practice Note

EFM was formed in April 1990 and since 1992 has provided guidance to schools on dealing with Local Education Authorities and Central Government. This has included all of the areas impacting on school place provision.

 

Since 1996 EFM has worked for an increasing number of house-builders and their advisers. This in recognition of EFM's proven skills in negotiations with Education Authorities and the subsequent agreement of reasonable Section 106 agreements with Local Planning Authorities, and the preparation and presentation of evidence to Inquiries.

 

EFM is the framework supplier to Land Securities, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey; we are consultants to Bellway, Barratt, CEG, Peel Land and Property, Martin Grant, Redrow, Hallam Land, Harrow Estates, Barwood, Crest, Miller Strategic, Banner Homes, Bovis, Ainscough Strategic, Gladman, Nurton Developments, Wates, and Charles Church; they are our major clients in 2012.

 

Long-term assignments add Gallagher Estates, JS Bloor, Gleeson, Grainger, Fox Land, David Wilson, Heron Land and Quintain to our portfolio of clients; not to mention the hundred or so one-off jobs.

 

Although predominantly working in the prime development areas south of the North Midlands the current workload covers Stockton-on-Tees in the North East, through Salford and Cheshire in the North West, multiple SUEs in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, throughout the East and West Midslands, the South East and East, the South West and Wales.

 

EFM works with many Planning Consultants. Introductions to developers is facilitated through professional relationships with Pegasus Planning, How Planning, Turley Associates, DPM, Nathaniel Lichfield, WYG, Barton Willmore, CGMS, Boyer Planning, Woolf Bond, Kemp & Kemp, Capita Symonds, Judith Ashton, Savills, TOR, DPDS, RPS, WPB, and 4dplan.

 

For small and medium size developments, the strategy centres on building a positive and constructive relationship with LEA strategists. They are under equal pressure to secure sufficient school places and avoid creating surplus places.

 

For large developments, EFM has developed methodologies with its demographers for generating population models that can forecast demand for school places arising from development. These can be sensitive to time, migration rates, housing trends and other impacting effects to show how these vary over time.

 

EFM's School Place Planning Team is led by Company Principal, Steve Clyne, and former Hertfordshire Planning Obligations Manager, Jan Kinsman. Barbak Yamani has recently joined the team.

 

EFM's work with schools, colleges, PFI establishments and other properties is under the direction of Sarah Wood. Steve Clyne retains a strategic role both as space planner and project manager: recently delivered a 1,000-place Academy in Hillingdon and is planning a primary school for Taylor Wimpey just outside Swindon.

 

Consequently EFM has close working relationships with experienced specialist professionals and can recommend practices for school design work.

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School Place Planning Practice Note

EFM was formed in April 1990 and since 1992 has provided guidance to schools on dealing with Local Education Authorities and Central Government. This has included all of the areas impacting on school place provision.

 

Since 1996 EFM has worked for an increasing number of house-builders and their advisers. This in recognition of EFM's proven skills in negotiations with Education Authorities and the subsequent agreement of reasonable Section 106 agreements with Local Planning Authorities, and the preparation and presentation of evidence to Inquiries.

 

EFM is the framework supplier to Land Securities, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey; we are consultants to Bellway, Barratt, CEG, Peel Land and Property, Martin Grant, Redrow, Hallam Land, Harrow Estates, Barwood, Crest, Miller Strategic, Banner Homes, Bovis, Ainscough Strategic, Gladman, Nurton Developments, Wates, and Charles Church; they are our major clients in 2012.

 

Long-term assignments add Gallagher Estates, JS Bloor, Gleeson, Grainger, Fox Land, David Wilson, Heron Land and Quintain to our portfolio of clients; not to mention the hundred or so one-off jobs.

 

Although predominantly working in the prime development areas south of the North Midlands the current workload covers Stockton-on-Tees in the North East, through Salford and Cheshire in the North West, multiple SUEs in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, throughout the East and West Midslands, the South East and East, the South West and Wales.

 

EFM works with many Planning Consultants. Introductions to developers is facilitated through professional relationships with Pegasus Planning, How Planning, Turley Associates, DPM, Nathaniel Lichfield, WYG, Barton Willmore, CGMS, Boyer Planning, Woolf Bond, Kemp & Kemp, Capita Symonds, Judith Ashton, Savills, TOR, DPDS, RPS, WPB, and 4dplan.

 

For small and medium size developments, the strategy centres on building a positive and constructive relationship with LEA strategists. They are under equal pressure to secure sufficient school places and avoid creating surplus places.

 

For large developments, EFM has developed methodologies with its demographers for generating population models that can forecast demand for school places arising from development. These can be sensitive to time, migration rates, housing trends and other impacting effects to show how these vary over time.

 

EFM's School Place Planning Team is led by Company Principal, Steve Clyne, and former Hertfordshire Planning Obligations Manager, Jan Kinsman. Barbak Yamani has recently joined the team.

 

EFM's work with schools, colleges, PFI establishments and other properties is under the direction of Sarah Wood. Steve Clyne retains a strategic role both as space planner and project manager: recently delivered a 1,000-place Academy in Hillingdon and is planning a primary school for Taylor Wimpey just outside Swindon.

 

Consequently EFM has close working relationships with experienced specialist professionals and can recommend practices for school design work.