Changes to SPA SANGS contributions

The capacity at Chobham Place Woods SANGS has now been exhausted and the Local Planning Authority will therefore be looking for applicant's submitting proposals for new residential development resulting in a net increase in residential units to mitigate any adverse impact on the integrity of the protected site by making financial contributions towards the SANGS at Hawley Meadows.

The capacity of the Hawley Meadows/Blackwater Park SANGS has almost reached its limit. Therefore anyone considering submitting a planning application for any new dwelling is asked to contact the Development Management Team ( before plans and other documentation are prepared.

Applicant's attention is drawn to the fact that the Hawley Meadows financial contributions are dependent on the size of the unit and in all cases the contribution will be higher than they were for Chobham Place Woods.

Information on Hawley Meadows/Blackwater Park SANGS
Dwelling Occupancy Tariff @ £2600 per person Tariff including
SAMM payment
of £263 per person
1 bedroom 1.40 £3,640 £4,008
2 bedroom 1.85 £4,810 £5,297
3 bedroom 2.50 £6,500 £7,157
4 bedroom 2.85 £7,410 £8,160
5+ bedroom 3.70 £9,620 £10,593

There is also an SPA monitoring fee of £400 which needs to accompany the Unilateral Undertaking.

In addition to the above costs you will be required to meet the Council's legal costs of processing the legal agreement the costs are normally £600 (there will normally be one cost of £600 for a combined SPA and Planning Infrastructure Contributions Unilateral Agreement) although for complicated legal agreements an hourly charge may be levied.