Section 106 agreements (s106)

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5. What planning obligations mean for you

Often the need to prepare an agreement has delayed the issue of planning permission. We are trying to cut down the time it takes to complete an agreement.

You should have established through pre-application discussions the likely heads of terms of any planning obligation. For an indication as to what might be required, see what type of planning obligations can I expect?

You will be expected to submit draft heads of terms for a section 106 agreement with the application, with the intention of having a draft agreement substantially agreed by the time the application is due to be considered by our planning committee (or decided under other delegated powers).

Please note: At this stage all the elements to be dealt with in the agreement might not be known. Dealing with the planning obligation at this stage does not guarantee that planning permission will be granted. The aim is to begin preparatory work as early as possible, so as not to hold matters up.