Residents have often asked what Section 106 (Planning gain from new developments) has been spent on. Glynis Lee asked Brent Council this Freedom of Information question:
I would like to know how much money has been paid through section106 (planning gain) for the development of Stonebridge estate, (Hyde Housing) and Wembley (Quintain Estates) and I would like to know details of what this money has been spent on.Brent Council's Answer: LINK
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Brent Council. I have detailed below the information that is being released to you.
Funds received are either spent, commissioned (committed to a project for futue
spend) or uncommissioned (not yet committed to a project).
Total funds received under S106 agreements with Hyde Housing in the Stonebridge Estate are £315,766.36 of which £135,000 has been commissioned to fund
expansion of Stonebridge Primary School. The remainder is uncommissioned.
Total funds received under S106 agreements with Quintain Estates in Wembley are £749,715.63 of which spent and £353.266.68 commissioned to the following
Stonebridge Adventure Playground campaigners will be especially interested in the c£180,000 uncommissioned funds from Hyde Housing Section 106 monies.£116,199.19 spent on provision of public lavatory on Wembley Hill Road
£116,199.18 spent on improvements to Wembley Central Station
£130,634.48 spent and £213,408.22 commissioned to local employment & training programmes
£14,627.99 spent and £372.01 commissioned to tree planting in vicinity of York
£10,000 commissioned to fund energy efficient street lights in the borough
£50,000 commissioned to fund expansion of Preston Park Primary School
£37,232.26 commissioned to fund improvements to King Edwards Park
£17,254.19 commissioned to fund public realm improvements at junction of
Wembley High Road/Wembley Hill Road
£25,000 commissioned to fund highway improvements to junctions along Wembley High Road/Wembley Hill Road