Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Head of New Homes Delivery advised that the report proposed the introduction of a local connection test to part of the register.
Members highlighted that the Government currently provided that self build sites were exempt from CIL contributions. The Head of New Homes Delivery emphasised that self build accommodation should not be confused with affordable accommodation. However, this change would assist the Council by ensuring that provision was made within the Local Plan policies for local people.
Monica Gill confirmed that the report had been discussed by TACT and its members were in support of the proposals.
The Committee agreed to the following for the reasons outlined above and set out in the report.
1. That the introduction of a Local Connection Test for the Self Build & Custom Build Register application process be approved.
2. That the Corporate Head of Housing be given delegated authority to agree the Local Connection criteria.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Report author: Andrew Palmer
Publication date: 28/03/2019
Date of decision: 20/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/03/2019 - Cabinet (Housing) Committee - DISCONTINUED