Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3569313/CSCD/34
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 6: Delivery CS34: Developer Contributions to Infrastructure View all on this section
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Response Date 15 Mar 2010
Comment
As noted above, preliminary discussions have taken place regarding the tariff approach,
during the discussions for the Section 106 Agreement for Phase One of Locking Parklands.
The HCA is keen to ensure that the tariff approach is fair and reasonable, based on a sound
evidence base, and most importantly, still allows development to come forward. We would
also expect a reasonable approach to viability assessment to be included. The HCA also
wishes to ensure that site specific considerations, such as an overprovision of affordable
housing are factored into the final tariff to be applied to each scheme.
We note that a 3 tier approach to contributions is proposed; district wide tariff; area based
tariff and site by site issues. The HCA seeks reassurance that sites within the Weston
Regeneration Area will not be unnecessarily burdened, and site specific considerations will
prevail where necessary.
In considering the evidence base, the HCA would refer the Council to our guidance (reissued
August 2009) which aims to help local authorities and developers establish the economic
viability of housing and mixed-use regeneration schemes. The Economic Appraisal Tool
(EAT) allows local authorities to establish effective but realistic affordable housing targets in
order to meet national planning policy requirements, based on a calculation of residual land
value. The tool is designed to be site specific, but can also be used to inform viability
modelling to test affordable housing targets in Local Development Frameworks. The guide
can be downloaded from http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/economic-viabilityguide?
p=1
The HCA also notes the latest Government Guidance on the CIL published in Feburary 2010
which will need to be considered in the preparation of the SPD / DPD. The HCA will make
further comments when the SPD / DPD is published in due course.
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