Lewes

Amount sought
5 affordable houses
Amount AchiEved
£40,000 commuted sum
Indicative saving
c.£200,000

S106 Management supported the applicant through this long-running case, providing viability reporting and negotiation.

 

This scheme comprised demolition of a car showroom and replacement with mixed-use development of retail units and 11 flats.

 

The key points contested were build costs, inclusion of ground rent, errors made by the council’s viability assessor, and the benchmark land value of the site.

 

S106M highlighted several errors in the council’s appraisal on this scheme, and methodological issues with the approach to build costs.

 

Due to the extensive time period of the application and delays in this under-resourced local authority we also ensured all information was regularly updated in a period of fast-moving build cost and value inflation.

 

While the underlying viability case suggested a zero contribution, we agreed a compromise outcome to ensure a swift resolution to consent given previous long delays. Terms were also negotiated including later payment after occupation of the units and no late review mechanism.

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14 affordable dwellings
Amount AchiEved
£84,039 commuted sum in lieu of affordable housing
Indicative saving
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Amount AchiEved
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Indicative saving
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Amount AchiEved
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Indicative saving
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30 affordable houses (70% affordable rent, 30% shared ownership)
Amount AchiEved
22 affordable houses (50% affordable rent, 50% shared ownership)
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Amount sought
n/a
Amount AchiEved
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n/a
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4 affordable houses
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
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Elmbridge

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Amount sought
£111,000
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
£111,000

Teignbridge

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Amount sought
n/a
Amount AchiEved
Success
Indicative saving
n/a
Amount sought
£90,000 CIL
Amount AchiEved
£0 CIL
Indicative saving
£90,000
Amount sought
n/a
Amount AchiEved
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Indicative saving
n/a

Birmingham

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Amount sought
8 affordable houses + £200,000 s106 contributions
Amount AchiEved
£100,000
Indicative saving
c.£800,000
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9 affordable homes + £25,000 commuted sum
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
c.£1 million +

Nottingham

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Amount sought
3 affordable homes
Amount AchiEved
£10,000 commuted sum
Indicative saving
£130,000
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£350,000 commuted sum
Amount AchiEved
£50,000 commuted sum
Indicative saving
£300,000

North East Lincolnshire

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Amount sought
17 affordable dwellings onsite
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
c.£1 million
Amount sought
3.5 units (3 units on site + financial contribution)
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
c. £300,000

Wandsworth

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Amount sought
8 Units onsite (£1 million)
Amount AchiEved
2 Units onsite (commuted to £100,000 cash in lieu)
Indicative saving
£900,000
Amount sought
1 unit and £81,000 cash in lieu
Amount AchiEved
No contribution
Indicative saving
£150,000
Amount sought
7 units onsite affordable
Amount AchiEved
£100,000 cash in lieu, deferred
Indicative saving
£500,000

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