Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for the allocation of S106
funding to support improvements to play facilities at Blackmoor
Playspace and Asher Recreation Ground in Winkfield.
To confirm which financial contributions secured from developers under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will be applied to the project.
To confirm that if approved, the S106 monies will part-fund improvements being implemented by Winkfield Parish Council.
£30,000 of S106 contributions (as summarised in ANNEX 1 of Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) are allocated to Winkfield Parish Council as a grant to part-fund site works to improve outdoor play facilities at Blackmoor Playspace and Asher Recreation Ground.
I. Developer contributions are collected through S106 agreements to support “providing, expanding or improving open space, and/or outdoor recreational facilities (which may include the acquisition and/or improvement of land and/or buildings and/or carrying out or assisting in the carrying out of nature/landscaping conservation projects) within 3 kilometres of the Site.”
II. The justification for requiring developers to supporting the improvement of open space and outdoor recreational facilities is given under point 8. Promoting Healthy Communities, The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which states that:
“Access to high quality open spaces and opportunities for sport and recreation can make an important contribution to the health and well-being of communities.”
III. The borough council has adopted a Parks and Open Spaces Strategy (2012) and the proposed Winkfield Parish Council project is in accordance with delivering the key borough objectives:
Use and Enjoyment:
IV. Winkfield Parish Council have a history of committed work to providing the public with open spaces including recreational and sporting facilities and as such would be considered as a suitable body through which to deliver S106 funded enhancements to mitigate development.
I. Not carrying out a project at these sites could lead to funds being returned to the developers, if no other qualifying scheme was located through which to deliver enhancements in the time available.
II. Not using s106 funding could result in a failure to mitigate the impact of development and a missed opportunity for providing, expanding or improving open space, and/or outdoor recreational facilities.
III. The wide range of S106 contributions available in the borough have been assessed to eliminate those lying outside the distance constraints of the developments as set out in the s106 agreements
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: Ascot; Winkfield & Cranbourne;
Financial Impact: The S106 funding identified is available for this scheme and once approved will be added to the Department’s capital monitoring for 2019/20.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Winkfield Parish Council consulted in depth
with all the children about new play facilities at Asher Recreation
Ground. The Deputy Clerk and Chairman gave a presentation of the
proposed upgrade at a school assembly. A questionnaire regarding
preferred activities and types of equipment was completed by all
children. The results of the questionnaire were incorporated into
the tender specification.
Leaflet-dropped to the whole area with regards to Blackmoor Play space explaining their plans.
Various discussions at full council over the past 18 months.
Winkfield Parish Council
Contact: Stephen Chown, Head of Parks & Countryside Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351226.
Publication date: 18/09/2019
Date of decision: 18/09/2019
Effective from: 27/09/2019