Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE: 20 NOVEMBER 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 3 NOVEMBER 2014
C2514 ANNUAL REPORT – SECTION 106 LEGAL AGREEMENTS 2013 – 2014 (RIPT) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
Cabinet was informed about progress on Section 106 (Planning Obligation) matters that had arisen in the last financial year (April 2013 - March 2014).
The Council had the power to enter into legal agreements with developers under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to seek contributions from developers to mitigate negative development impacts and facilitate development which might otherwise not occur.
In the 12 months between April 2013 and March 2014, a total of 22 planning permissions had been issued, that were subject to section 106 legal agreements, these were outlined at Appendix A attached to the report.
The value of the financial contributions in the legal agreements totaled £5,431,630.24. Six of the agreements related to major schemes for residential development at Ferm Goch, Rhoose, St. Athan, Culverhouse Cross, Ystradowen and Llandough. The value of these schemes alone was £4,785,490.23.
The Council’s Section 106 account as at 31/03/14 currently held £2,238,408.41. In addition £173,179.75 was held for ongoing maintenance costs.
The Council received financial contributions of £632,818.64 between April 2013 and March 2014.
Areas of spend between April 2013 and March 2014 were attached at Appendix B to the report. A number of schemes had been delivered this financial year by the Council with enhancements to walking and cycling, provision of public art, open space enhancements and children's play areas.
In addition a number of Sustainable Transport contributions held on account had been 'top sliced' by 25% in order to assist in funding public transport services and the Greenlinks community bus service, for the 2014/15, financial year. For 2013/14, the sum amounted to £144,122.66.
Moreover 'in kind' obligations had also been delivered as an integral part of developments.
Furthermore, a number of schemes had also been progressed during the 2013/14 financial year but had yet to be completed. One such suite of proposals that commenced in 2013/14 that would be concluded in 2014/15 was the Central Barry Public Open Space Areas project, which would see investment in a range of park areas within Central Barry.
This was a matter for Executive decision
(1) T H A T progress made on Section 106 matters between April 2013 and March 2014 be noted.
(2) T H A T the report be referred to Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Community Liaison Committee for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To note progress made on section 106 matters between April 2013 and March 2014.
(2) To inform Members of the Planning Committee, Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Community Liaison Committee of progress made on section 106 matters between April 2013 and March 2014.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 3 NOVEMBER 2014