Section 106 Agreements

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

Section 106 Agreements

Please answer the following in relation to section 106 agreements and the community infrastructure levy. Please break these down into yearly segments for the past 5 years.

How many section 106 agreements has the authority proposed or entered into. Please break these down by type of agreement. i.e. Affordable Housing, Local occupancy, Agriculture. and by proposed and enacted agreements. Please answer for the past 5 years.

In relation to the section 106 agreements you have removed or not put into place please state how much money per year has been harvested under the community infrastructure levy and how much has been harvested by other means. please answer for the past 5 years

In relation to the money harvested by the community infrastructure levy and money harvested outside this levy for the removal or avoidance of section 106 agreements please state how much of this money has been spent on the infrastructure required and how much remains unspent. If any money was spent for other reasons then please state what and why. Please answer this for the past 5 years.

Please state for the past 5 years how many projects have not gone ahead because the community infrastructure levy was negotiated too high and this made the project an unrealistic build.

For the past 5 years please state what the average cost of the community infrastructure levy is in relation to section 106 agreements and the removal thereof. Please also state the average cost per build outside this levy.

For the past 5 years please state how many planning applications for full house builds have been approved both with and without section 106 agreements.

Thank You

Yours faithfully,

Jayne Jenkins

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Dear Jayne Jenkins

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 30^th October
2018.   We have considered your request and enclose the following
information:

 

Please answer the following in relation to section 106 agreements and the
community infrastructure levy.  Please break these down into yearly
segments for the past 5 years.

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

(up to 30/10/18)*
Decisions issued with  Section 106 20 13 10 15 14
Agreements
Decisions issued with liability for 23 50 42 46 44
CIL

 

How many section 106 agreements has the authority proposed or entered
into.  Please break these down by type of agreement i.e. Affordable
housing, Local occupancy, Agriculture, and by proposed and enacted
agreements.  Please answer for the past 5 years.

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
Affordable Housing 7 11 9 13 14
Leisure 7 2 1 3 1

 
Highways / Transport 12 2 2 4 1
Countryside Management 3 0 1 4 0
Drainage  0 0 0 1 0

 
Education 4 2 0 1 0

 
Buffer Zone 0 1 0 0 0

 

 

Please note that S106 Agreements may contain single or multiple
obligations which are reflected in the figures referred to above.

 

With regards to propose and enacted agreements, we can confirm that
development has commenced on site as indicated in the table below. 
However, it should be noted that relevant S106 triggers may not have been
met yet and some of these developments may have commenced by the
implementation of later permissions that were not subject to a S106
Agreement.  

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
Commenced 10 of 20 8 of 13 5 of 10 7 of 15 3 of 14

 

In relation to the Section 106 agreements you have removed or not put into
place please state how much money per year has been harvested under the
community infrastructure levy and how much has been harvested by other
means, please answer for the past 5 years.

 

CIL was introduced in July 2014 and CIL income received is as follows:

 

CIL Period Total CIL income received
2014 – 2015 0
2015 – 2016 £39,673
2016 – 2017 £228,330
2017 - 2018 £330,754

 

In relation to the money harvested by the community infrastructure levy
and money harvested outside this levy for the removal or avoidance of
section106 agreements, please state how much of this money has been spent
on the infrastructure required and how much remains unspent.  If any money
was spent for other reasons then please state what and why.  Please answer
this for the past 5 years.

 

From the CIL total above, £29,937.89 has been paid in administration fees
and £82,245.25 has been paid to Town and Community Councils.

 

The amount available for allocation or spend at 31/3/18 was £480,136.53. 
Caerphilly County Borough Council has not yet allocated or spent CIL funds
as each year funds have been accumulated to allow for spend on significant
projects.

 

Please state for the past 5 years how many projects have not gone ahead
because the community infrastructure levy was negotiated too high and this
made the project an unrealistic build.

 

CIL is not negotiated.  It is a set amount calculated on the basis of the
floorspace of the development and the Charging Schedule in force.  We have
no evidence that CIL has made any projects an unrealistic build.

 

For the past 5 years please state what the average cost of the community
infrastructure levy is in relation to section 106 agreements and the
removal thereof.  Please also state the average cost per build outside
this levy.

 

We require further clarification relating to your query as it is unclear. 
We would confirm, however, that we do not have information relating to
average build costs.

 

For the past 5 years please state how many planning applications for full
house builds have been approved both with and without section 106
agreements.

 

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
Without S106 Agreement 59 69 63 68 50
With S106 Agreement 14 13 9 12 14

 

 

Please note that the above figures are based on new-build development but
not Change of Use and could include Outline, Reserved Matters, Full and
Section 73 applications relating to the same development.

 

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Corporate Information Governance Unit

 

 

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