Decision details

Release of S106 Contributions for the Expansion of the Car Club into Hawkenbury

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

That £27,320.98 of s106 funding held by TWBC (pursuant of planning reference 16/07023) is committed to supporting the provision of a car club at Duncalf Road in the Hollyfields development in Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells.  

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

1.    That funding totalling £27,320.98 of s106 funding (Planning Ref: 16/07023) be committed to supporting the providing of a car club car at Duncalf Road in the Hollyfields development in Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells be approved.

 

2.    That the s106 funding is transferred in one sum to Co-Wheels (the contracted car club operator) in accordance with the contract signed between the Council and Co-Wheels in September 2023 following a procurement process be approved.

 

3.       That in accordance with the renewed Tunbridge Wells Car Club agreement, Co-Wheels provides a car designated to the Hollyfields development for 3 years and agrees to provide marketing to local residents, in addition to a single one-year membership of the car club and a single £25 driving time credit for the first 40 households to occupy a property at the development, and a free sign-up to the car club for one member of the each of the first 155 households to occupy a property at the development to register with the car club be approved.

 

4.       That this car be based out of a designated space on Duncalf Road provided by the developer, Berkeley Homes.  Berkeley Homes will be responsible for ensuring that this space is maintained and its exclusive use for car club purposes ensured as per the Owner’s Covenants pursuant to the s106 agreement for the development be approved.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

To provide funding would support the provision of a car club car at the Hollyfields development in Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – The Council returns the S106 funding to Berkeley Homes and does not pursue the provision of a car at the Hollyfields site.

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: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

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