What are Planning Obligations?
Planning obligations (Section 106 Agreements) are private
agreements negotiated between local planning authorities
and persons with an interest in a piece of land (or developers),
and they are intended to make an acceptable development which would
otherwise have been unacceptable in planning terms.
When is a Planning Obligation required?
Where Local Development Framework policies give details of
likely Section 106 requirements, a statement of the
proposed Heads of Terms may be submitted with the application.
Planning Obligations for Affordable
For affordable housing schemes please refer to the Guide:
Housing Guidance for Developers Information on the draft
Heads of Terms for affordable housing can be obtained from the
Council's Strategic Housing and Enabling Team email:
The level of affordable housing that will be required within any
scheme should be discussed with the planning officer at an early
stage. The Council's adopted housing policy is set out in
Housing Guidance for Developers document.