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Section 106 fees abolished for self and custom builders

1 December 2014

People embarking on self and custom build projects are set to save thousands of pounds from the cost of delivering them under new measures confirmed by the Communities Secretary.

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#8 David Judah 2015-04-10 20:27
As of today, Islington Council are refusing to drop their demands for a total of £90k (50k SPD 106 payment and the rest in CIL and other extortionate fees for a 80sqm annexe!. We had to withdraw the application today. It seems they are going to fight this for a long time to come and they are just ignoring the NPPF which is supposed to be central government law! We might be able to negate the charges by going the self build route because we do intend to move into that annexe but it's unbelievable that they can just do this.
 
 
#7 Barbara White 2015-02-16 16:00
Shropshire council have decided to continue to request S106 AHC while they lobby the minister to review his decision. see https://shropshire.gov.uk/committee-services/documents/g2838/Decisions%2021st-Jan-2015%2013.00%20Cabinet.pdf?T=2

I don't know how to proceed.... a decision could be months away !
 
 
#6 Bruce Maltby 2015-02-16 11:46
Quoting Barbara White:
This is the response from Shropshire Council, I am not sure what options there are to consider.

"The Council is currently considering the guidance and the applications will be reviewed in accordance with current policy whilst the Council considers its options and consults members. Once I am in a position to advise you on the result of this process I will update you."


Hi Barbara
Any news?? I am being asked to sign an Agreement for AHC before I can get formal PP.

Bruce
 
 
#5 Roger Ames 2015-01-19 17:17
Enfield council are publishing their response on the 25th Jan, but it looks as if they are just going to ignore the government guidelines. But can they do this, if so can one contest the decision. I think they are hoping that the coalition government will be voted out and Miliband will throw out the new legislation
 
 
#4 Derek Lydiate 2014-12-20 13:32
We have been waiting patiently for both CIL and S106 exemption to be announced. We have planning permission, but with a £30,200.00 contribution. The only feedback from our planning officer in North Wiltshire is that we can either submit a new application or an application to have the condition removed. They seem reticent to provide any feedback other than that. We will submit to have it removed and hope that the £195 fee is well spent.
 
 
#3 Barbara White 2014-12-11 13:18
This is the response from Shropshire Council, I am not sure what options there are to consider.

"The Council is currently considering the guidance and the applications will be reviewed in accordance with current policy whilst the Council considers its options and consults members. Once I am in a position to advise you on the result of this process I will update you."
 
 
#2 Roger Ames 2014-12-05 17:28
We are about to put in for full planning and Enfield council have told us they will require £36,000 for the planning obligation, can they inforce this now the waiver has been announced, or it it only an aspiration and councils still can do what they like?
 
 
#1 Howard Johnson 2014-12-02 11:58
This should be great news for everyone looking to build......However!
This is the response from Ryedale district council today 2nd Dec 14.

Hi Ric
I think this is something we are likely to take advice on which we will aim to do in the next week. My 'gut' feeling and informal view at this point is that it already impacts upon RDC's policy as it is a very strong material consideration which is likely to outweigh the provisions of the plan.
As I say - we are going take advice on this which will be followed by a report to Members (probably early in the new year) to formalise the position.
Regards
Jill
 

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