Section 106

Planning Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

The Council adopted the Planning Contributions SPD on 18 September 2019. This replaces the previous Planning Obligations SPD 2010. The SPD provides guidance on Policy C1 of the Local Plan 2019, relating to planning contributions. The SPD sets out a formula for developer contributions for each relevant item to ensure that the process of securing planning contributions is transparent and robust.

Adoption Statement [PDF] (file size 133.91 KB)
Consultation Statement [PDF] (file size 173.14 KB)
Equalities Impact Assessment [PDF] (file size 179.99 KB)

Further details relating to the production of the SPD can be viewed here.

Planning Contributions Calculator

All applications that require a Section 106 agreement also need a planning contributions statement. The planning contributions statement should be accompanied with names and addresses of all those with an interest in the land to be bound by the planning obligations and written confirmation from all of the above that they will enter the Section 106 agreement or undertaking.

You will need to sign and date your statement and provide it with your planning application.

The Council has prepared a planning contributions calculator to help you prepare the planning contributions statement.

Planning Contributions Calculator EXCEL DOCUMENT [vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet] (file size 122.82 KB)

If you need any help using the calculator contact the Planning Policy Team.

What is a Section 106 planning agreement?

New developments can bring benefits to local communities. They can also put pressure on facilities such as parks, roads and leisure centres as more people use them.

These effects can be addressed through planning obligations. These are commitments made by the developer and formalised by a legal agreement under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The legal agreement is known as a Section 106 agreement and forms part of a planning approval.

The planning obligations may be to undertake works, to make financial or in-kind contributions or to provide affordable housing.

The S106 Planning Obligation regime is separate from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), although the two sets of contributions can work side by side and can be used to pay for the same piece of infrastructure.  Further information on CIL is available to view here.

Search for Section 106 agreements

Search for copies of completed Section 106 agreements or undertakings using our Planning Search.

We may charge a fee for information about Section 106 agreements which is outlined in our Schedule of Charges.