How the Community Infrastructure Levy will affect Planning Obligations

Section 106 and Planning Obligations

Planning obligations (often known as Section 106 agreements) will be scaled back to deal with the provision of affordable housing and with predominantly site specific measures that are required to mitigate the impact of development.

In addition, there may be circumstances where a development proposal results in the loss of an existing facility or site feature, and we may require the replacement of that facility/site feature either directly by the developer or through a financial contribution that would be set out in a planning obligation.

Supplementary Planning Document on Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations

We have adopted a Supplementary Planning Document on Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations, which provides guidance on how planning obligations will operate alongside CIL.