Section 106 in more detail

What the Section 106 Agreement will cover

When a planning application is submitted to the Council, we will assess the application as to whether the development would cause a significant impact to the area and community.

The S106 will vary depending on the nature of the development and based on the needs of the District. The most common obligations include:-

  • Public Open Space
  • Affordable Housing
  • Education
  • Highways
  • Town centre Improvements
  • Health

Preparation of the Section 106 Agreement

The content of the S106 agreement is agreed through the consultation period of the planning application with the relevant parties and planning officer. The S106 Legal Agreement can be prepared by the council’s solicitors and the applicants will be required to pay the solicitor’s fees excluding VAT.


The Head of Planning/ S106 Monitoring Officer has the responsibility for ensuring that all agreements are completed prior to the proposed works commencing.

You should notify us when you are about to commence works so that we can then calculate the contribution fee required. Once the contribution has been received we will monitor the council’s spending of this money to ensure that it is used for the correct purpose.

Please note that the Monitoring Fees are payable at the time the S106 Legal Agreement is signed.

Smaller developments

If the proposal is for a minor development you have the option of completing a Unilateral Undertaking instead of a full S106 Legal Agreement.

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