To consider the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance, (copy enclosed).
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance proposing a modification to the existing timeline for periodic reports to Committees and provided an interim update on the status of current day to day operations of Section 106 (S106). It was noted that this report should be read in conjunction with Agenda Item 11 – Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The report provided detail in respect of CIL, the Government review in 2015 and the notable changes coming forward following recommendations from the CIL Review Team, which came into effect on 1 September 2019.
Members noted the arrangements that had been put in place to undertake an extensive review into the existing S106 systems, processes and procedures. In addition, an in-house review of the existing CIL evidence base would be taking place which would feed into the CIL charging Schedule and the requirement for all Councils to keep charging schedules under review.
In response to a question regarding when the Council would be reviewing its Infrastructure Delivery Plan, originally approved in 2012, the Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance advised that this Plan would be reviewed alongside the Local Development Plan but the exact date would be detailed within the Local Development Scheme. Members were advised that S106 agreements and CIL would sit and work alongside each other.
(i) that the progress in reviewing Section 106 be noted and that all future monitoring reports will refer only to previous periods;
(ii) that the progress towards commencement of works (in-house) to assess the potential for implementing a revised Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule be noted.