FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

26 August 2020

PLANNING IN BUNTINGFORD (ESPECIALLY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT) AND SECTION 106 MONEY ALLOCATION


I would like to request the following information in relation to DRAIN/GULLY clearing in Buntingford and is requested from:
PLANNING – EAST HERTS DISTRICT COUNCIL

Q1.
How much (in value) section 106 monies have the new developments in BUNTINGFORD generated/been awarded from the developers of new property and how much has been received between 2011-present?

Q2.
How much money from section 106 has been awarded to
1. Buntingford Town Council
2. East Herts Council
3. Hertfordshire County Council
4. Other
…please advise amounts awarded to each since 2011

Q3.
How much money has been spent in Buntingford for improved local services by
1. Buntingford Town Council
2. East Herts Council
3. Hertfordshire County Council
4. Other
…please advise amounts spent by each since 2011

Q4.
How much section 106 money has been spent to improve road surface drainage in Buntingford since 2011 by ALL COUNCILS mentioned above.

Q5.
Has any planning permission been granted to developers requiring a ring-fenced/specified amount of (Section 106) money for drainage infrastructure improvements in Buntingford? Please specify planning permission reference numbers and amounts/sums awarded.


 



East Herts Council Response

03 September 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Q1.

How much (in value) section 106 monies have the new developments in BUNTINGFORD generated/been awarded from the developers of new property and how much has been received between 2011-present?

East Herts Council has received a total of £1,424,195.63 from the start of the financial year 2011/12 to the present date, in Section 106 financial contributions from developments in Buntingford. 

Please note that East Herts Council, as the Local Planning Authority, is responsible for the collection of S106 financial contributions on behalf of Buntingford Town Council and NHS East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Hertfordshire County Council will have to provide the information of the amount of S106 financial contributions received directly by them for their contribution obligations.

Q2.

How much money from section 106 has been awarded to?

1. Buntingford Town Council - £45,663.77 has been transferred to Buntingford Town Council as the named recipient from 2011/12 to date. A further £472,094.21 has been identified from recently received sums for allocation specifically to Buntingford Town Council.

2. East Herts Council – Currently a total of £605,582.86 is held by East Herts Council for allocation to uses and projects in Buntingford, as identified within the individual S106 Agreements.

3. Hertfordshire County Council – Hertfordshire County Council will have to provide this information - financial contributions for their services and obligations are paid directly to them by the signatory to the legal agreement.

4. Other – A total of £300,854.79 has been identified from recently received sums for allocation specifically to NHS East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group as the body responsible for health.

…please advise amounts awarded to each since 2011

Q3.

How much money has been spent in Buntingford for improved local services by?

1. Buntingford Town Council – Buntingford Town Council will have to provide this information

2. East Herts Council – Unable to provide this information as only have information on the S106 contributions currently held - these contributions have up to 10yrs to be allocated from the date of receipt. Projects in development are not classed as  ‘spent’ until the funds are transferred in accordance with the legal agreement wording.

3. Hertfordshire County Council – Hertfordshire County Council will have to provide this information

4. Other – unable to provide this information – see above.

…please advise amounts spent by each since 2011

Q4.

How much section 106 money has been spent to improve road surface drainage in Buntingford since 2011 by ALL COUNCILS mentioned above.

Hertfordshire County Council (Highways department) will have to provide this information as they are responsible for highways infrastructure.

Q5.

Has any planning permission been granted to developers requiring a ring-fenced/specified amount of (Section 106) money for drainage infrastructure improvements in Buntingford? Please specify planning permission reference numbers and amounts/sums awarded.

East Herts Council does not have any financial Section 106 contributions listed for this - Hertfordshire County Council will have to provide this information as they are responsible for highways infrastructure.

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.