What is Section 106?
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.
Section 106s run alongside the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Planning obligations supplementary planning document (SPD)
The planning obligations SPD explains our approach to planning obligations:
Planning Obligations SPD [PDF]
The CIL Regulation 123 List affects Section 106 agreements and how SPD works.
The Council is preparing a replacement draft planning contributions SPD.
Find out more in Planning Policy Consultations.
Planning obligation statement
To comply with the SPD, applications that require a Section 106 agreement also need a planning obligations statement. These are required for:
- all residential developments with a net increase of residential units
- all other major development applications, including residential
All applications within this scope should therefore 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.
Planning obligations calculator
Use our calculator to help you prepare a planning obligations statement.
You will need to sign and date your statment and sent it with your application.
If you need any help using the calculator contact the Planning Policy Team on 0207 361 3012 or email PlanningPolicy@rbkc.gov.uk .
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.
Planning Policy Planning & Borough Development
Tel: 020 7361 3012
Content updated on November 2015.