Planning legal agreements

Information about when developers enter into a legal agreement

Information about when developers enter into a legal agreement in order to obtain a planning permission

Application form to modify, discharge or remove a S106 planning obligation agreement

Sometimes a proposed development may:

  • create a need for additional facilities such as schools, healthcare, sports fields or playgrounds
  • require changes to highways so that traffic can enter or leave the site safely or to manage the flow of traffic
  • need to include a proportion of new homes that are ‘affordable’ for people on low incomes

Under these circumstances, we may require applicants to enter into a legal undertaking to pay for, or provide the required facilities before planning permission is granted. These legal undertakings are often referred to as ‘Section 106’ agreements, after the relevant part of planning legislation.

We ensure that developers comply with legal agreements unless we agree their application to modify them.

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