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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2011

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 6TH JULY, 2011

 

 

C1369           ANNUAL REPORT - SECTION 106 LEGAL AGREEMENT 2010 - 2011(PT) (SCRUTINY - ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -

 

Cabinet were informed of progress on Section 106 (Planning Obligation) matters in the last financial year, April 2010 - March 2011.

 

In the 12 months between April 2010 and March 2011, a total of 15 planning permissions had been issued which had been subject to Section 106 Legal Agreements.  A list was attached at Appendix A to the report, and the value of the financial contributions in these Legal Agreements was £5,700,691.50. 

 

In the previous financial year, a total of 21 planning permissions had been signed with a financial value of £993,270.50.  This year had seen a significant increase in the total value of planning gain, principally due to the development of Penarth Heights, which represented a £4,969,748.00 Obligations package.

 

The financial contributions secured through these Legal Agreements would be used to provide or enhance facilities off site, such as sustainable transport facilities, public open space and community facilities.  When such contributions were received, consultation would be undertaken by the Head of Planning and Transportation with the relevant service areas, relevant Cabinet Members and local ward Members, to agree how the contributions could be best spent in accordance with an established Section 106 protocol.

 

The planning obligation requirements secured this year had also included “in kind” obligations such as enhancements to a pedestrian cycleway, dedication of land to the Council and provision of a kissing gate, on-site public open space as well as affordable housing.  Of particular significance was the Pencoedtre Lane, Barry application (reference 2008/015313/OUT) where 30% affordable housing was secured on site.  This was the first scheme in the Vale of Glamorgan to achieve this level of affordable housing, in order to satisfy the revised Affordable Housing SPG.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       T H A T the progress made on Section 106 matters between April 2010 and March 2011 be endorsed.

 

(2)       T H A T the report be referred to the Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Community Liaison Committee for information.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To inform Cabinet of the progress made on Section 106 matters between April 2010 and March 2011.

 

(2)       To inform the Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Community Liaison Committee.”

 

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Cabinet: 6th July, 2011

 

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