Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree governance arrangements for S106
The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration which followed a previous audit report which flagged up the need to review and formalise governance arrangements. Draft proposals were subsequently drawn up and send out for consultation with Parish and Town Councils and the report brought together the output from that consultation and subsequent amendments.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that a Planning Policy Advisory Group Working Group had been formed especially to look at S106 Governance.
He explained that the new arrangements would see views sought from Parish or Town Council and Ward Members within the catchment area in advance (28 days allowed). A S106 Board would be introduced for spend in excess of £10k.
Consideration was given to:
· The 28 day timeframe for Town and Parish Council’s to respond and that this could be assessed on a case by case basis
· That Development Delivery Advisory Group (DDAG) should have oversight of S106 matters on large developments and a meeting of this group would take place once the membership of the Group had been established
RECOMMENDED to Council that:
a) The governance arrangements in appendix 1 be adopted subject to the inclusion of the Cabinet Member for Climate Change in paragraph 2b (spend >£10,000)
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and Seconded by Cllr R B Evans)
Reason for the Decision There remains a need to agree governance arrangement for S106 agreements even in light of likely legislative change which would require a further review. The arrangements set out in Appendix 1 had been updated following consultation with Parish and Town Councils and input by the Planning Policy Advisory Group.
Note: *report previously circulated and attached to the minutes
Report author: Jenny Clifford
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Date of decision: 01/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 01/10/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/10/2020