Fremington to benefit from S106 funding

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North Devon Council has announced a funding injection of just over £95,000 towards enhancing community amenities in Fremington. This boost comes as a result of a decision by North Devon Council's Strategy and Resources Committee during their meeting held on Monday, 4 September.

The allocated funds will be directed towards two open space projects within Fremington. The first portion, amounting to £55,215, has been designated to Fremington Parish Council to facilitate the replacement of play equipment at the Ellerslie Road play area. In addition, Fremington Parish Council will also receive £39,868. This will be utilised for the replacement of play equipment at Beechfield, another cherished communal space.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor Ian Roome, says: "I am thrilled to see Fremington benefitting from this significant S106 funding, which will breathe new life into two cherished parks. As both of these parks hold a special place in our community and have remained popular and in high demand, I am excited to witness the forthcoming transformations that will undoubtedly revitalise these spaces for generations to come."

Under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, contributions can be sought from developers towards the costs of providing extra community and social infrastructure as a result of the impact of new development in the area. These contributions can only be used for certain things, and are used primarily for public open space projects.