16-501263 - Bentletts Scrap Yard_second urgent update

Item 17, Page 101††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† Bentletts Scrap Yard, Claygate Road, Yalding





Reference number: 16/501263


Further comments have been submitted by Collier Street Parish Council and Councillor Steve McLoughlin.† Their comments are summarised as follows:


  • Request the Primary School contribution is put towards St Margaretís Primary School in Collier Street rather than Yalding Primary School.
  • Request £25,000 to fund a new Village Hall in Collier Street and suggest the Affordable Housing contribution could be reduced to allow for this additional contribution.†
  • Request a contribution towards the recreation ground in Collier Street.


Officer comments:

After further consultation with KCC Economic Development I can confirm that the Primary School contribution for this development will now be put towards St Margaretís Primary School in Collier Street. †Amend the Primary School Head of Term under paragraph 11.0 of the committee report accordingly.†

Cllr Steve McLoughlin has suggested reducing the s106 contributions by £25,000 with the developer making a contribution of the same amount directly to the Parish Council to help fund a new Village Hall.††† The contribution to fund a new Village Hall would not meet the relevant tests set out in the CIL Regulations 122 and 123 in that the contribution is not considered necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms, and therefore cannot be included in the s106. †As such the proposed contributions shall remain as set out in the committee report.†

The development includes an overprovision of on-site open space therefore in accordance with the councils adopted Open Space DPD it would not be appropriate to seek a further off-site contribution.



The recommendation remains unchanged.