Any agreement under Section 106 is attached to a specific planning permission, so you can search for a specific agreement by typing the planning application number into the search tool. Section 106 is a legal agreement between an applicant applying for a building permit and the local planning authority, which is used to mitigate the impact of your new home on the local community and infrastructure. In other words, a new house means a different car on the streets and maybe your kids will visit nearby schools, which will weigh a little more heavily on local services. These new appeal and appeal procedures do not replace existing powers to renegotiate Section 106 agreements on a voluntary basis. In addition, with respect to affordable housing, this provision is not a substitute for provisions to amend a requirement established by the 1992 regulations and updated by the 2013 regulations (see above). There is always the opportunity to negotiate with planners; Offering different types, mixes and quantities of affordable housing and/or switched payments to create both the greatest benefit for you and satisfy the LPA. If an LPA refuses to negotiate, you can still accept the best agreement available under Section 106 and file a new application at a later date and, if necessary, appeal. The planning obligations under Section 106 of the Planning and City Planning Act 1990 (as amended), commonly known as s106 agreements, constitute a mechanism that makes a development proposal acceptable in planning that would otherwise not be acceptable. They focus on mitigating the impact of site-specific development. S106 agreements are often referred to as “developer contributions,” as well as highway contributions and the Community Infrastructure Tax. Beyond these rules, sustainability and the economy as a whole play a role in determining the scope and scale that an agreement should have under Section 106. These agreements allow us to enter into a legally binding planning obligation with a developer in the context of granting the building permit.

A Section 106 agreement is an agreement between a developer and a local planning agency on what steps the developer must take to reduce their impact on the community.