At what dwelling threshold should housing development mitigate increased recreation pressure on the Sefton Coast? (2018)
The Council approved this Information Note on 8th March 2018. The Information Note sets out the threshold for the number of new dwellings which triggers the need for mitigation of recreation pressure on the Sefton Coast, and relates especially to paragraph 3.28 of the Nature Conservation SPD and the Habitats Regulations as amended.
Contributions towards education provision Information Note (2017)
The Council approved the Information Note ‘Contributions towards education provision: A Guide for developers’ on 14th September 2017. This relates to Local Plan policy IN1 ‘Infrastructure and developer contributions’. The public were consulted on the draft Information Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Information Note. Please note the education contribution has been updated to 2018/19 levels.
Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas (2017)
The Council approved the ‘Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas’ on 14th September 2017. Minerals Safeguarding Areas relate to Local Plan policy NH8 ‘Minerals’. The public were consulted on the draft Guidance Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Guidance Note.
Affordable Housing (2009 - 2012)
The Council's current affordable housing negotiating position is as set out in the H3 Quarterly Update report (see below) at Section 5 and the Annex.
There are, however, important changes to the above, as set out in the following documents, and which need to be read sequentially:
i) Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (3rd September 2009) - See below
namely that the affordable housing requirement is now split by 80% social rented and 20% intermediate housing, as advised by Fordham Associates in the 2008 Strategic Housing Market Assessment, and recommended by Planning Committee and Cabinet Member - Regeneration and agreed by Cabinet. See Recommendation (ii) and para 5.8 of the report.
ii) Planning/Cabinet Member and Cabinet report (30th September 2010) - See below
namely that the S106 affordable housing requirement for Bootle (comprising the three wards of Derby, Linacre and Litherland) is relaxed with immediate effect, as recommended by Planning Committee and Cabinet Member - Regeneration and agreed by Cabinet. See the second set of recommendations re affordable housing and specifically Recommendation (ii) and, inter alia, paras 2.14, 4.4 and 4.5 of the report.
iii) Planning and Cabinet report (1st March 2012) - See below
notwithstanding (i) above, planning applications received with effect from noon on 13th March 2012, for developments of 15 units or more would normally be expected to deliver 30% affordable housing measured by bedspaces, subject to economic viability. This should be split by 80% social rented housing and 20% Shared Ownership housing and related tenures as listed as intermediate housing housing in Annex B: Definitions of Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing. Furthermore, S106 schemes should not in general deliver any Affordable Rent housing. However, where exceptionally such provision is allowed it is essential that land values should be the same as for social rented housing to ensure that the increased land value should not be taken up by the landowner/developer.