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Section 106 Funded Projects

Section 106 Funded Projects

Detailed here are a selection of some of the projects that have been funded or  secured through S106 Agreements.  This is not an exhaustive list and as such this page will be updated on a regular basis as new projects are delivered.  For further information on S106 funded projects not listed please contact cil@southdowns.gov.uk

  •  Bridleway 41 Improvements – Binsted 
    Blacknest Access - Before
    Blackness Access - After

    As part of the wider project to create a community space at Blacknest Fields, the SDNPA were able to support the improvements of bridleway 41 connecting the community site to the wider countryside.   Previously the access point to the bridleway was often impassable due to waterlogging and some of the rutting made it difficult for vehicles to carry out essential maintainance along the route.

  • Bridleway 504 Improvements – Binsted 
    Improved Bridleway 504 In 2021, the SDNPA were approached by the British Horse Society and Binsted Parish Council to part fund improvements to Bridleway 504.  The project has seen a significant improvement to access to the Alice Holt reserve for both horse riders and walkers who had previously been avoiding the route.
  • Affordable Housing Sustainability Improvements – Sheet 
    Solar panels The SDNPA are pleased to have been able to use S106 funds to support retrospective fitting of solar panels on affordable housing stock located in Sheet.  Benefits of the project include reduced utility costs for residents and a decrease in the environmental impact of the properties.
    • Sports Pavilion Refurbishment – Petworth 
      Refurbished Sports Pavilion S106 funds have recently enabled the refurbishment of the Petworth Sports Pavilion.  The refurbishment of the club room and bar area, part of a wider project to further improve facilities at the pavilion, was completed in early Summer and hopes to encourage wider use of the space for community events .
    • Jubilee Bench – Petworth 
      Petworth Town Council approached the SDNPA with regard to using S106 community funds to support the purchase of a bench for the town centre to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee.  A bespoke design was created, which included the South Downs shared identity,  with the bench being installed in the main town square in Spring 2022.
    • Car Club – Lewes 
      Two car club spaces have recently been provided at two new developments in Lewes.  Through the securing of contributions within S106 agreements two electric vehicles have been secured for 2 and 3 years respectively.  The provision will be managed by Co Wheels, the provider of the Lewes Car Club.
    • Affordable Housing – Angmering 
      SDNPA have recently been able to support the purchase of 5 new affordable homes within Angmering Parish. The homes, which are to be managed by Angmering Community Land Trust, completed in early March 22.  Tony Cross, Chair of ACLT, is delighted with the support the SDNPA have been able to give,  ‘Without your [SDNPA] help this project simply would not have been able to happen, thank you’.
    • Retractable Seating, Leconfield Hall 
      The Leconfield Trust has recently refurbished their auditorium to include a new sound system and lighting.  The Trust requested S106 funding to purchase and install retractable seating in order to make the space more versatile. The space is currently being operated as a commercial cinema, intending to show the latest film releases, and will support funding of improvement works to the ground floor of the facility.
    • Reintroduction of Natterjack Toads, Bordon 
      The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust approached the SDNPA to secure S106 funding for a project that will see the reintroduction of Natterjack Toads onto the Blackmoor SSSI that the SDNPA supported the purchase of in 2020.
      The site was formerly part of the toads range until they died out in the 1970’s due to neglect of the heathland habitat.  Spawn and tadpoles will be translocated from selected sites in Woolmer Forest under licence. Planned works include water analysis, health screening of the animals and monitoring of donor and receptor sites over a 5 year period.


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