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S106 Funding Round 2019: Play Areas and Open Spaces

The Council uses S106 contributions paid by developers to mitigate the impact of developments on facilities and amenities in Cambridge. In line with the arrangements agreed by the Executive Councillor, the Council has invited proposals for improving play areas and open spaces within the city as part of its 2020 S106 funding round. A range of applications have been received and assessed against the S106 selection criteria . The report will summarises those applications and assessments and makes recommendations for S106 funding.

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: 26/08/2020

Decision due: 29 Sep 2020 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Department: Environmental Services

Contact: Alistair Wilson, Streets and Open Spaces Development Manager Email: Alistair.Wilson@cambridge.gov.uk.

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

Background Information: The Council has secured generic, off-site S106 funding from developers, under a range of contribution types, to help mitigate the impact of local development prior to the changes to the national regulations in 2015. An overview can be found at: www.cambridge.gov.uk/our-approach-to-s106 The availability of the generic S106 funding that still remains is limited and is unevenly spread across the city. Consistent with all previous S106 funding rounds, the 2020 generic S106 funding rounds has only been able to seek project proposals from those wards that still have S106 funding locally.

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