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2023/24 S106 Funding Round (Streets and Open Spaces)

a. To approve proposals for public realm improvements in Abbey ward.
b. To approve proposals for improvements to play areas and open spaces in those parts of the city where relevant S106 funding is available and there is a particular need to make appropriate use of relevant S106 contributions.
c. To approve a new process whereby any generic S106 funds in the play provision, informal open space and public realm contribution types, which are within two years of the date by which they need to be used or contractually committed, may be de-allocated from a project that is unlikely to deliver on time, so that they could be re allocated to another relevant project (related to where the S106 contributions are from) which could make timely use of this funding.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Department: City Services Group

Contact: Alistair Wilson, Strategic Delivery Manager Email: Alistair.Wilson@cambridge.gov.uk.

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

Background Information: The Council collects developer contributions (known as S106 funding) from developers to mitigate the impact of development in Cambridge. This includes generic S106 funds, secured in agreements before April 2015, the uses of which are identified via S106 funding rounds. This report will take stock of recently completed projects and other funding allocations, plus remaining S106 funding availability. See Overview of S106 funding - Cambridge City Council. Local councillors in those wards where generic S106 funds for play and open spaces are still available are being invited to comment on relevant proposals for local improvements: these funding recommendations are now scheduled for reporting to this committee in March 2024. In the meantime, there are a number of S106 funds where there is a need for decisions to be made sooner, to enable use of funds by the end of the next financial year.

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