Changes made to S106 agreement

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‘Developers have been running rings around this authority and local communities have not benefited from S106 agreements’.

This was the verdict of Coun Georgina Hill, as councillors discussed a bid to remove an S106 agreement for a house at Hepple.

The recommendation was to lift the restriction which stated that the house had to be sold to a local person(s) at discount market value.

At the meeting, councillors agreed, but on the proviso that a new S106 be drawn up, stating that when the house is sold for the first time, a portion of the sale goes to the county council to build affordable housing in the Rock division.