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S106 Funding for Streets and Open Spaces Portfolio

To agree the next steps for identifying future S106-funded projects for the play area, open space, public realm and public art contribution types. This will include the process and decision-making arrangements for the next (generic) S106 funding round later in 2019.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities living or working in any ward in Cambridge;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/02/2019

Decision due: 21 Mar 2019 by Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety

Department: Corporate Strategy

Contact: Tim Wetherfield, Urban Growth Project Manager Email: tim.wetherfield@cambridge.gov.uk Tel: 01223 457313.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The Council uses S106 funding to mitigate the impact of development by improving local facilities in Cambridge. Whilst S106 funding secured from developers since April 2015 is for specific projects, there is still scope for the Council to prioritise the use of the remaining, generic S106 contributions (agreed prior to April 2015) on eligible project proposals. With inputs from the Streets & Open Spaces service, the report will provide an update on the current availability of generic and specific S106 funds for play area, open space, public realm and public art categories. The process for deciding future public art projects will be set in the context of the Public Art Strategy (being developed). More details about the Council's use of S106 contributions can be found at www.cambridge.gov.uk/S106.

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