A DEVELOPER who wants to build a new housing estate in Cudworth has been told they must agree to pay almost £1 million to the council to offer extra primary school places.

Barratt Homes wants to build 278 homes on land off Summerdale Drive and Carrs Lane with a central area of public open space.

The proposal has promoted 38 letters of objection from residents and wil be considered by the council's planning board next week.

A report said: "The development raises issues with regards to the availability of primary school places.

"Therefore a commuted sum of £925,000 would be required to fund the potential expansion of either Birkwood, Churchfield and Cherry Dale Primary school."