Some proposed developments can only be made acceptable in planning terms if the developer enters into an agreement to do or not do something on the land, or to provide some community benefit that the proposed development makes necessary. These may include affordable housing, community facilities, highways and street works.

An agreement of this kind is called a planning obligation, or section 106 agreement (named after section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990).

The negotiation of individual agreements will be carried out by the development management teams. Three model agreements are available to help developers and it is encouraged that these models are used when preparing such agreements.

Agreements will only be displayed once they have been signed by both parties. If you cannot find a completed planning obligation and want more information please contact the planning officer whose name will be held with the application details.

Fur further information on completed planning obligations, contact Karen Hodgkiss,