Waitrose in Chipping Sodbury: What's In It For Us?
- AuthorPaul Hajek
After innumerable delays Planning Permission was finally given for a Waitrose supermarket and 170 new houses in Chipping Sodbury
As politicians might pronounce it is "shovel ready" and work started in January 2013.
As Conveyancing Solicitors in Chipping Sodbury we are always delighted to put a Conveyancing angle on important local matters
This now includes a special Conveyancing fees promotion to celebrate the opening of the new Waitrose Store in Chipping Sodbury.
Section 106 Agreement:
The grant of planning permission for the Waitrose supermarket is the culmination of six or so years planning and preparation.
As with all major planning permissions there is a formal legal deed called a Section 106 Agreement under the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act which all relevant parties enter into with the local authority.
Section 106 agreements deal with the provision of infrastructure around developments.
South Gloucestershire Council has imposed conditions in return for the grant of planning permission for the Supermarket and additional housing in Chipping Sodbury.
The "Waitrose" Section 106 Agreement
The main conditions include creating a new access road, extension of existing car park, provision of a new footbridge giving access directly off Chipping Sodbury High Street.
The Section 106 agreement has also called for financial contributions for other matters not directly associated with a supermarket such as a contribution towards publically accessible art; some of the houses on the development will be for social low cost accommodation; a contribution towards the provision of educational facilities; further contributions for the upkeep of off site public open spaces, local library and improvement s to public transport are included.
You can read my previous post here "Aspirational Chipping Sodbury and the Waitrose Effect"