1.4 This SPD is directly linked to the requirements of the EL1 (Economy & Countries of Employment) policy of the Eastern European Local Employment Plan (ELLP). The ELLP is being prepared and, once adopted, it will be a local plan that will manage job growth and economic development in Eastbourne by 2027 and identify a land supply for future employment development, in order to achieve a sustainable economy and make Eastbourne a city where people want to live and work. Once adopted, the ELLP will be part of Eastbourne`s development plan, as well as other planning policy documents, such as the eastbourne Core strategic development plan. 1.3 This SPD for local employment and training has been prepared to provide details of the local planning policy and1 for Eastbourne Employment Land, in order to create a framework for guaranteeing local employment contracts (including employment and training) and maximising employment opportunities at local level, both during the construction phase and during the first operational phase of development. 1.1 Eastbourne Borough Council is preparing a Local Employment and Training (SPD) Planning Document to support the safeguarding of local employment contracts as part of development proposals. The level of development needed in Eastbourne by 2027 will create a considerable number of jobs and this SPD will play an important role in safeguarding local employment, both in the construction and operation phases of this development. The planning obligations under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), known to all as the s106 agreements, are a mechanism that makes a development proposal acceptable from a planning perspective that would otherwise not be acceptable. They focus on reducing the impact of development per site. S106 agreements are often referred to as “developer contributions” as well as Levy highway contributions and community infrastructure. the Government in response to its consultation on measures to expedite negotiations and the S106 agreement; and contribution to affordable and student housing has made substantial changes to the Planning Policy Guidelines (PPG), particularly section S106, but also to related areas, including the Sustainability Guidelines. These new application and appeal procedures do not replace existing powers to renegotiate section 106 agreements on a voluntary basis. In addition, with respect to affordable housing, this provision does not replace provisions to amend an obligation established by the 1992 regulations and updated by the 2013 regulations (see above).
DCLG has published a guide to support changes to the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, which contains more detailed information on what is needed to change the provision of affordable housing in a Section 106 commitment and assess change requests. It is a guide to the format of the application, complaint and evidence; in particular the necessary evidence of viability and how it should be assessed. As for developer contributions, community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) did not replace the Section 106 agreements, the introduction of CIL resulted in a hardening of the 106 tests….