Decision details

Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) amendment and related Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 123 List amendment relating to new development green space requirements

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Development and Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To make a minor amendment to the SPD to better facilitate the delivery of public open space.


The Cabinet Member agrees the Planning Obligations SPD draft amendments for consultation with stakeholders for a six week period from 14 March 2019 to 25th April 2019 relating to S106 green space obligations, and updated costs for tree replacement.


The Cabinet Member agrees the Regulation123 draft amendments for consultation with stakeholders from 14 March 2019 to 25th April 2019 relating to off-site green space requirements.


Reasons for the decision:

The rationale for making the changes to the Planning Obligations SPD and the R123 is to provide consistency for determining planning applications, and to ensure that development which is permitted is acceptable in planning terms. 

Alternative options considered:

A full Review of the Planning Obligations SPD was considered instead of focusing on the proposed amendments relating to implementation.  However on the basis that the draft Joint Spatial Plan is currently being examined, and the preparation of the Local Plan is in progress, a full review of the SPD will be needed in due course to take into account the delivery of infrastructure, particularly in connection with the Strategic Development Locations and non-strategic allocations.  It was decided therefore to undertake these focused amendments relating to the implementation of existing adopted policy.

Publication date: 04/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

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