Applicants for planning permission are encouraged to read the guidance themselves.
Thames Basin Heath SPA and SAMM
As of 27 March 2015 any applications received for
- (a) new dwelling(s)
- change of use of a property to residential
- the subdivision of a property to create new dwellings
- and/or any combination of the above
Which is within the Thames Basin Heath SPA (TBHSPA) Zone of Influence (roughly within 5km of Chobham Common) will still require a scheme for the mitigation of the effects of the development on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and will also be required to contribute towards the Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM).
Thames Basin Heath SPA
The Council, to assist applicants in providing a scheme for the mitigation of the effects of the development on the TBHSPA the applicant/developer in such cases has two options:
- The first is to provide, lay out and ensure the maintenance of, in perpetuity, of a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). The physical provision of SANG is likely only to be suitable for schemes of in excess of 60 dwellings due to the need to meet Natural England's guidelines for SANGs. The achievement of this is likely to be through the mechanism of a Planning Obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990 (as amended).
- The second is to enter into a land transaction, for an appropriate financial sum (£2,000 per net additional dwelling), with the Council to obtain a consent to utilise part of one of the Council's SANGs in mitigation. This will be secured by way of a condition and submission of the agreement.
Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM)
A S106 agreement will also need to be submitted which secures the £630 per net additional dwelling in respect of the SAMM contribution. The Council has provided, to assist applicants, an editable proforma template (
We are unable to accept any alterations or additions to this document and this includes the time period for payment of the SAMM's contribution. If you have any questions about the above please contact your Planning Officer in the first instance.
We cannot accept re-typed versions of this document, only original copies downloaded from this website may be used.
Electronic submissions of the consent and S106 is not acceptable as original signed copies are required to be submitted.
More information on the SANG can be found at: Natural Environment (policy documents and guidance)