Section 106 Application & Appeal

Meadow Residential LLP have now submitted an appeal in response to the Council’s decision to refuse permission to vary some of the obligations in the existing agreement. This appeal will be heard at the same time as the appeal for the main planning application to redevelop Champion Hill.

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The Planning Inspectorate have advised us that the appeal will take place on 12 December 2017 at Southwark Council’s offices in Tooley Street, London. The Appeal will see both the main planning application and the application to vary the existing Section 106 agreement heard. The Trust will be present at the Appeal and have been confirmed as a third party witness. This means we will read out a statement and put forward our case for the application to be approved.

****************************** Below were our key points for supporters to draw upon when writing to the Planning Inspectorate to support the appeal. We have left them here as a reference to the key points we have put forward.

You can read the Trust’s response to the Appeal here

The Section 106 planning obligations associated with the current ground prevents the pitch from being built on. Meadow need to remove this to enable their development to go ahead. However, we need to make sure that we don’t lose our current ground before the new one is built, so we want some additional
wording added to the proposed S106 amendments to make sure the Club always have somewhere to play games. We suggest you tell the Planning
Inspector that you get link support the removal of the clause providing additional wording is inserted to prevent the removal of these obligations until after
Practical Completion of a new stadium. You can explain that this is:

• in line with Strategic Policy 4 within Southwark’s Core Strategy;
• supports the broader ambitions of the London Plan; and
• is aligned to the applicant’s phasing of the development as applied for in Planning Application 16/AP/1232, and noted in the Heads of Terms for the new s106 agreement.