Decision details

Report of the Head of Finance and Resources - New Homes Bonus

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree a response to the 14 questions in the Department for Communities and Local Government consultation document “New Homes Bonus: Sharpening the Incentive”.



That the proposed responses to the consultation, as set out in Appendix B of the report dated 17 February 2016 be agreed for submission with the response to question 3 amended to read as follows:


“The Council’s view is that it should be retained.  The current measure, through a recognised and reconciled return to central government, creates consistency and reduces the risk of error or fraud in the calculation.  The results are identifiable, meaningful and comprehensible.”


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: 01622 602396 Email:

Report author: Paul Riley

Publication date: 19/02/2016

Date of decision: 17/02/2016

Decided: 17/02/2016 - Policy and Resources Committee

Effective from: 27/02/2016

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