East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and
Teignbridge District Council have
appointed the Habitats Mitigation Executive Committee (HMEC) which
will make the operational decisions on behalf of the Councils to
implement and deliver measures to mitigate against the impact of
development pressures. Those decisions will be taken in accordance
with a 5 year Delivery Programme and
the Business Plan, both of which the HMEC shall agree at its first
meeting. Thereafter the 5 year Delivery Programme shall be reviewed every 5 years and the
Business Plan annually.
Monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of
the mitigation measures and agree
changes where necessary.
Ensure that there is a simple and transparent
audit trail linking S106 and CIL financial allocations for European
site mitigation, and the works and projects that deliver
mitigation. Allocate budget accordingly, taking account of other
arising mitigation opportunities.
Secure the cooperation of all
Monitor risks, progress and effectiveness of
Identify, lobby for and secure complementary
Monitor and review the delivery of the South-East
Devon European Site
Mitigation Strategy (and when adopted the
Pebblebed Heaths Visitor Management
Plan) quarterly and publish a progress report annually.
Formally advise on any emerging requirements for
refreshing the evidence base used to determine the Strategy (and
when adopted the Plan).
To include reviews of developer contribution
charges in line with inflation/index linking and funding mitigation
expenditure in perpetuity.
Establish and maintain a financial model that
ensures delivery of mitigation in perpetuity.
Liaise between partner organisations and share best practice.
Ensuring that a record is kept of planning
proposals which are agreed through the planning process to satisfy
their own mitigation requirements (and as such do not form part of
the mitigation Strategy).