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Monday, 3 July 2017

Planning Gain Transparency

I have been somewhat critical of Brent Council's governance recently, so it is good to name an area where it has become more transparent and accountable.  This is is in terms of the distribution of s106 funds (or planning gain).  These are the monies paid by developers to offset various negative impacts from development, and they used to be shrouded in mystery.  The listing of projects in a public document with the reasons for them is a big improvement.  

I notice that there are a number of small sums allocated to limiting traffic problems in Tokyngton, but I doubt whether they will be enough to offset the effect of the intensification of the use of Wembley Stadium.  This is an issue that the Council will be forced to return to long after the councillors behind that controversial decision are gone. 

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