Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

S.15/0476/OUT Land At Littlecombe (Lister Petter Site), Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HS

Housing developments of a certain size, usually 11 dwellings or more, often carry obligations for the developer to help mitigate some of the impacts of that development on the local area. These obligations are specified within a legal agreement between the local planning authority and the developer, known as a 'Section106 Agreement'.

The recent Littlecombe planning application (S.15/0467/OUT) has resulted in a sum of £355,000 being available for community infrastructure projects within the local area of Cam and Dursley from a S106 agreement.

For the purposes of S106, 'community infrastructure' can be defined as 'the basic physical and organisational structures and facilities needed for the effective operation of the community affected'. The application of physical infrastructure is the preferred route for S106 funds.

The Town Council have formed a Community Project Working Group and this working group will be tasked with assessing the project bids and agreeing a final Town Council recommendation to Stroud District Council as part of its remit.

The Council has been advised by Krista Harris (Stroud District Council) and Barbara Pond (Gloucestershire Rural Community Council).

The Town Council have submitted a final recommendation to Stroud District Council in stating what project(s) they would recommend receive S106 funding. The Town Council resolved to request that The Chantry Centre, Dursley & District Community Association and GL11 Community Project to receive funding.

Stroud District Council's Strategy & Resource Committee will confirm the final decision.

If you have any questions relating to this application, please contact the Town Clerk.

Final Decision

At the meeting of Stroud District Council's Strategy & Resources Committee the following decision was made:

The Director of Development Services presented this report and explained that with the introduction of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations, schemes under Section 106 agreements have to be specific. Discussion and consultation has taken place with Cam Parish Council and Dursley Town Council in relation to the projects required in the community and following this meeting discussions will take place with St. Modwen's in relation to the payment of monies.

1. To allocate the £355,000 Community Facilities Contribution to which the report refers, as follows:

a) £200,000 to The Chantry Centre
b) £35,000 to Dursley Tabernacle
c) £25,000 GL11 Community Hub
d) £95,000 Dursley Community Centre

2. To delegate authority to the Director of Development Services in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair to agree amendments to the allocations if the relevant recipient scheme(s) are unable to proceed.