Section 106 agreements

Section 106 agreements

Here you will find out about section 106 agreements.

What is a section 106 agreement?

Planning obligations under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 are a mechanism which make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms that would not otherwise be acceptable. They are focused on site-specific mitigation of the impact of development.

What can a section 106 agreement do?
Common uses of planning obligations are to secure affordable housing and to specify the number, type and timing of this housing, as well as to secure financial contributions to provide infrastructure or affordable housing.

A S106 obligation can also:
  • restrict the development or use of the land in any specified way
  • require specified operations or activities to be carried out in, on, under or over the land
  • require the land to be used in any specified way
  • require a sum or sums to be paid to the authority on a specified date or dates or periodically
All S106 agreements are available to view via the public access system and can be searched for under the planning reference of the development.

Section 106 updates

The council are committed to making the process open and transparent. Work has recently taken place to improve the way in which information relating to the section 106 obligations is held so customers have improved access to this information.

In developing this database, we are also taking the opportunity to ensure all data held in the system is correct. This is an ongoing process with staff currently reviewing all agreements.

Pay for a section 106 agreement

Please remember to state the invoice number and planning application reference on all payments.

Your section 106 feedback

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