Monday, September 14, 2015

Rutland County Council faces loss of £1.8m over error

From the Rutland Times:
Rutland county councillors will decide tonight ...whether to accept the loss of £1.88m of contributions for the Oakham North estate after a “serious administrative error” by the planning department meant developer Larkfleet Homes legally did not have to pay. 
The council will be asked by chief executive Helen Briggs to accept a £4.8m settlement from Bourne-based Larkfleet, rather than the £6.68m originally agreed in the Section 106 agreement for the 988-home development between Oakham and Barleythorpe, set when planning permission was approved in July 2011. 
The mistake, which came to light in April this year, was made when Larkfleet applied to amend a planning condition covering flood risk assessments in November 2011.
Thanks to @RutlandNed for tweeting the link to the relevant papers for tonight's meeting (minus the 'exempt' appendices).

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