Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
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Further to the former Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee’s resolution on 29 July 2015 to grant planning permission (Minute 6 refers), the Planning Committee:
1. Approved the amendments to the Legal Agreement entered into by virtue of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in relation to affordable housing, and authorised officers on this basis to complete, with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), an amended Section 106 Agreement, securing the following:
a. 350 affordable rented homes (10% of the total number of dwellings in Phase 2) to be delivered at an accelerated rate such that the affordable rented homes make up 20% of each of the early housing parcels of Phase 2;
b. 1,400 starter homes (40% of the total number of dwellings in Phase 2), and;
c. A review mechanism that would apply following the grant of Reserved Matters approvals for 700 starter homes, such review mechanism addressing any broadening of the definition of starter homes;
2. delegated any further minor editing of the Section 106 Agreement to the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development;
3. Noted the approach to binding third party land within the Section 106 Agreement, and approved a new planning Condition in the following terms:
“No development shall commence on any part of the Site not bound by the Planning Agreement unless and until all estates and interests in such part of the Site that need to be bound to ensure satisfactory performance / enforcement of the obligations contained in the Planning Agreement have been bound to the satisfaction (as confirmed in writing) of the Local Planning Authority.
Not to Occupy more than 1800 Dwellings across the Northstowe Phase 1 Site and the Site until all estates and interests in that part of the Site required for the provision of Sports Hub West and the land required for the primary access to the Second Primary School Land that need to be bound to ensure satisfactory performance / enforcement of the obligations contained in the Planning Agreement have been bound to the satisfaction (as confirmed in writing) of the Local Planning Authority”; and
4. noted that the HCA intended to own and manage the burial ground, and asked Officers to discuss further with the applicant the trigger point for delivering the burial ground sooner than had been previously envisaged.
Publication date: 07/12/2016
Date of decision: 07/12/2016
Decided at meeting: 07/12/2016 - Planning Committee