Policy on Public Realm Contributions from Developers

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please tell me
How much money your local authority has raised from Public Realm Improvement contributions from developers in each of the last three years?
How is the money raised through Public Realm Improvement contributions spent? Is it spent locally in the areas in which the development is proposed, is it spent on public realm improvement projects on other areas within the local authority, or does it go into the general Council pot?
Are community groups like community councils for example consulted about how funds raised from public realm improvement contributions is spent?
What is the mechanism the local authority uses to gain Public Realm Improvement contributions from developers?
At what stage in the planning process is the level of Public Realm Improvement contribution agreed?

Yours faithfully,

John McEvoy

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr McEvoy,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-18-1532.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 16
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Dear Mr McEvoy,

 

Thank you for your information request of 16 October 2018. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

How much money your local authority has raised from Public Realm
Improvement contributions from developers in each of the last three years?

None.

 

How is the money raised through Public Realm Improvement contributions
spent? Is it spent locally in the areas in which the development is
proposed, is it spent on public realm improvement projects on other areas
within the local authority, or does it go into the general Council pot?

Not applicable, please see our response above.

 

Are community groups like community councils for example consulted about
how funds raised from public realm improvement contributions is spent?

No. Please note that the Council does not specifically take money for
public realm improvements. The targets for developer obligations are
specified in the relevant adopted supplementary guidance which was
consulted on publicly as part of the adoption of the Aberdeen Local
Development Plan.
[1]https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/sites/de...

 

What is the mechanism the local authority uses to gain Public Realm
Improvement contributions from developers?

The Council does not specifically take money for public realm
improvements. The targets for developer obligations are specified in the
relevant adopted supplementary guidance
[2]https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/sites/de...

 

Developer obligations are negotiated by the Developer Obligations Team at
Aberdeenshire Council with which the City Council has a service level
agreement for the provision of this service.

 

At what stage in the planning process is the level of Public Realm
Improvement contribution agreed?

The Council does not specifically take money for public realm
improvements.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Dear Foi Enquiries,
Thank you very much for your detailed answer to my Freedom of Information request. It was very helpful
Yours sincerely,

John McEvoy

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