Planning obligations

Section 106 agreements

Section 106 agreements are planning obligations we've made with developers to make a development acceptable which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms.

We may start negotiating these agreements before the developer submits a planning application and the delivery of an obligation may not happen straight away if the development is large and being development in various stages.

If a development is needed to support our planning policies, we may work with other organisations to decide what is needed for local facilities and the environment. Generally we'll use Section 106 agreements to create new facilities or improving existing facilities, not towards running costs or salaries. All parties involved must understand their obligations so they know what is required of them and when.

Once a planning obligation is completed, we record it. See our planning obligations progress reports for details on how we spend the money we receive through Section 106 agreements.

Download Request a modification or discharge a signed Section 106 obligation [PDF, 58KB]

Download Confirm compliance with a Section 106 obligation [PDF, 68KB]


  • Modification or discharge a signed Section 106 obligation: £1,000 (legal fees with the drafting of deeds will be invoiced at the end of the process, if applicable)
  • Confirmation of compliance with a Section 106 obligation: £40 per request