NewsSurvey about developer contributions (26-09-16)
Until recently, Carlton Parish Council has been able to access funding of about £1,200 for each additional dwelling built in the Parish. This money can only be spent on public open spaces and play equipment, and has been used to help provide the Toddlers Play Equipment in the Jubilee Orchard, create the Glebe Farm Green, make a path in the Cemetery, and provide a new noticeboard and litter bin.
The Government has now changed the rules so that these contributions may only be sought for developments that create more than ten new dwellings. Most potential development sites in Carlton are small, which means that the Parish Council is now unlikely to be eligible to receive any more money from this source.
The Parish Council wishes to submit a formal proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007, requesting that the rules be changed to allow financial contributions for play and open space to be sought on every additional dwelling. This Act requires the Parish Council to carry out a public consultation before submitting a proposal.
Survey forms were delivered to every household in the Parish of Carlton earlier today. Would you please complete and return your survey form before October 10th.
Click here for a copy of a recent Parish Council report on this issue.
Click here to link to a NALC briefing paper on how to use the Sustainable Communities Act.
Click here to link to the Governments barrier busting website.