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S106 priority setting

Last updated: 21 September 2020

2020 S106 funding round

The application stage of the 2020 S106 funding round closed at the end of July.

Since then, we have assessed against our S106 selection criteria the proposals received by that deadline date for improvements to play areas, open spaces and community facilities.

We have published two reports on the S106 funding recommendations.

The report relating to play area and open space proposals will be considered at the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee meeting on 29 September.

The report relating to community facilities improvements will be considered at the Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee meeting on 1 October. It also includes two recommendations for the use of outdoor sports S106 funding.

Following scrutiny committee consideration, the relevant executive councillor will then make decisions about which eligible proposals to fund from the S106 funding available.

Select the two headings below to find out more about the funding availability by ward, and the selection criteria.

Community facilities S106 grant funding round

Grant applications were invited from community groups and not-for-profit organisations seeking a S106 grant from January 2021 to help improve their community halls or meeting rooms in Cambridge, including upgrades to kitchens, toilets, storage space and equipment.

Funding is available in 10 wards (particularly Queen Edith’s and Coleridge wards). However, there is none left available in 4 other wards (Castle, Cherry Hinton, Newnham and Petersfield) because the S106 funding from those wards has already been spent or is allocated to projects under development.

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Play areas and open spaces S106 funding proposals round

The focus has been primarily on seeking proposals for improving:

  • Council-owned play areas in (or near) Coleridge and Trumpington wards – perhaps with more or better play equipment and safety surfacing; and
  • Public open spaces and parks in (or near) the Chesterton wards, Coleridge, Queen Edith’s and Trumpington.

Examples of S106-funded open space projects include improvements to footpaths, paths, signs, lighting, landscaping, fencing, trees and shrubs, drainage, habitat creation, skateboard and scooter parks, benches, bins, and noticeboards.

Key documents

Further background information