Introduction...

In November, Charnwood Borough Council undertook a review of their local plan core strategy. The new plan period is from 2020- 2037.

The plan has identified a local housing need for the District of an additional circa 9000 new homes and we expect some of the houses to be allocated to Wymeswold.

It is fair to say that the vast majority of residents don’t want development, and really don’t think our very limited amenities can accommodate much more housing. However it would be naïve to think that Wymeswold cannot accept any development whatsoever, and therefore as a Parish we need to be able to influence the planning process and as a village identify what we require in the way of S106 developer contributions, should the District Council be minded to grant permission for development of more than 25 houses.

For reference, over the past 17 years, Wymeswold has seen 89 new dwellings built in and around the village. 

S106 fund agreements are negotiated between a developer and the Borough or District Council, in this instance Charnwood Borough Council, to help make new home schemes more attractive to communities. The fund can be used to help pay for affordable housing as well as roads, parks and youth services.
 
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