Issue - meetings

A new way of securing developer contributions for NHS infrastructure.

Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet (Item 50)

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To consider a report of the Portfolio Holder for Planning.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the document titled ‘Exploring Developer Contributions for NHS Infrastructure’, as set out in appendix A, be approved;

 

(b)       That authority be delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning to make any consequential changes to the approved document and finalise its implementation.

 

Reason for the Decision 

 

To provide a framework for securing developer contributions for dealing with the impact of new housing development on NHS healthcare across Dorset.

 

Minutes:

As new housing was developed in Dorset, and the population grows, so the demand on health services increases.  Along with other publicly funded services, improvements to health infrastructure are needed to ensure services are sustainable.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Planning advised that Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and the hospital trusts in Dorset currently request contributions from larger development on a site by site basis. These approaches have been used with varying degrees of success.

 

The Dorset Integrated Care System Senior Leadership Team to set up a task and finish group to explore the potential for new housing development to contribute towards healthcare infrastructure. Planning teams from Dorset Council and BCP Council have worked together on this strategy to ensure coverage across the county.

 

The proposed strategy identifies the extensive capital requirements in relation to future health infrastructure requirements in Dorset. As such the identified contributions recovered would flow to the relevant organisation following an annual reconciliation exercise facilitated by the relevant local authority team.

 

The approach as set out in Appendix A was considered and approved by the Dorset ICS System Leadership Team on the 24th September 2020. BCP Council will consider this approach separately in due course. However the implementation of this approach by Dorset Council was not dependent on that approval.

 

Decision

 

(a)       That the document titled ‘Exploring Developer Contributions for NHS Infrastructure’, as set out in appendix A, be approved;

 

(b)       That authority be delegated to the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning to make any consequential changes to the approved document and finalise its implementation.

 

Reason for the Decision 

 

To provide a framework for securing developer contributions for dealing with the impact of new housing development on NHS healthcare across Dorset.