Decision details

Upgrading of Children's Play Area at Hawkenbury Recreation Ground - Release of s106 Contributions

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sport, Leisure and Health

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To release s106 funds totalling £123,826.44 for the provision of improved facilities at Hawkenbury recreation ground, including improvement works to the existing children’s play area and the basketball area. 


RESOLVED - That pursuant to planning application reference 16/07023/HYBRID Hollyfields, Hawkenbury Farm (and subsequent Deeds of Variation and updated use agreement), s106 funding totalling £123,826.44 be committed and released for improvement works to the existing children’s play area and the basketball area at Hawkenbury Recreation Ground be approved.


Application References:

16/07023/HYBRID £80,000 - £108,643.82 After indexation

(DOV5 18/03951) 16/07023/HYBRID £2,723.44 - £3,698.56 After indexation

(DOV6 19/02927) 16/07023/HYBRID £680.86 - £924.64 After indexation

(DOV8 20/01306) 16/07023/HYBRID £8,851.18 - £10,559.42 After indexation.



Reasons for the decision:

Agreeing the project meets the terms of the s106 agreement and is the recommended and most durable option to upgrade the play equipment and other improvements to the sports facilities. 

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing – This may result in further deterioration of the already worn play equipment and basketball goals and in removal of the equipment once it becomes unsafe to use.  As the funding expires in 2028, doing nothing may result in paying the sum back to the developer.


Delaying the decision to a later date may result in increased costs for material and labour. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

No conflicts of interest were declared by any Member who was consulted in respect of this decision.

Publication date: 14/11/2023

Date of decision: 14/11/2023

Effective from: 22/11/2023

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