The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Corporate Manager for Income, Benefits, Recovery and Planning with regard to discretionary fees.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that this dealt with a review of discretionary fees with regard to S106 agreements and was in line with other local council’s general practice.
A query was raised as to whether the charges would be applied to Parish Councils and it was explained that this was not the case.
It was therefore:
1) the introduction of a £100 fee for basic Section 106 compliance enquiries be approved, with a further charge of £50 per additional clause, applicable from 1st April 2022;
2) the reviewing and setting of these fees, with a further review being undertaken after 12 months be approved;
3) that monitoring fees contained within Section 106 Agreements be delegated to the Corporate Manager for Income, Benefits, Recovery and Planning in conjunction with the Section 151 Officer and the Cabinet Member for Finance.
(Proposed by Cllr B A Moore and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
Reason for the decision – the charging of relevant fees in line with increasing costs will generate valuable revenue to assist in covering the costs associated with providing the service.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.