Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


In relation to agenda item 7 – Penniens Township Funds, the following declarations were made. Councillor Emsley declared a personal & prejudicial interest in an application from Wardle Anderson Brass Band. Councillor Davidson declared a pecuniary interest in an application from Milnrow & Districts Carnival. Councillor Kelly declared a personal & prejudicial interest in an application from Milnrow & Districts Carnival as a member of Milnrow Brass Band.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider the minute of the meeting held on 8th March 2017



That the minutes of the meeting held on 8th March 2017 be approved as a correct record.


Presentation - Section 106 Agreements/Developer Contributions

To consider arrangements for S106 funds and developer contributions within the Township.


The Sub-Committee received a report and a presentation, of the Assistant Director (Planning and Development) on Section 106 Planning Agreements and the suggested process for the Township to identify potential schemes for the funding that was available.


The Sub-Committees were informed that matters relating to formal sport and affordable housing Section 106 agreements would be considered by the Cabinet but that matters relating to the local open space agreements within Pennines Township were to be brought forward for consideration by future meetings of the Pennines Township Delegated Sub-Committee.


From 1st April 2015 the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations had been tightened to restrict the pooling of more than five contributions to any specific piece of infrastructure. The Local Planning Authority were required to identify the use of any monies prior to planning permission being determined, with commuted sum payments limited to ‘major’ developments.  As a result Section 106 discussions were now encouraged to form part of pre application process to provide greater developer certainty.


The Sub-Committee were advised of the section 106 formal sport projects compiled for the Township using the Playing Pitch strategy and other projects previously identified by Councillors and Sports Governing Bodies. Members of the Council had been requested to provide any comments they may have with regard to these schemes by no later than 30th October 2017.



That the presentation be noted.


Pennines Township Funds 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider providing funding to various bodies who have submitted applications.

Additional documents:


The Director of Neighbourhoods submitted a report requesting the Sub-Committee consider applications for funding that had been submitted by and on behalf of individuals and groups and for projects.


Alternatives considered: the Sub-Committee were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.


The Sub-Committee received representations from applicants who addressed Members in relation to their applications.



(1)  The expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;

(2) The decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

(3) The Sub-Committee notes that the Townships & Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks have been identified;

(4) The Townships & Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of this Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make appropriate decisions on any deferred projects;

(5) Applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, were determined as follows:


Application Reference




Wardle Anderson Brass Band 

£5,205 approved from project funds


Featherstall Road & Whitelees Junction Feasibility Study

£5,000 approved from projects funds


Todmorden Angling Society

£10,000 approved from project funds


Milnrow & Districts Carnival

£2000 approved from events fund


Kiln Lane lining & signing


£10,000 approved from capital fund


Whitelees Road Parking Restrictions

£10,000 approved from capital funds


Albert Royds Street roundabout Christmas lights

£4234.72 approved from capital funds


Reasons for decision:

Management of the Pennines Township Fund was a function delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee.  Pennines Township Funds were allocated to various projects and schemes that would benefit the Township’s community and environment, and help to realise the Township’s priorities. The report also enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of these Funds.