Section 106 Agreements are a type of legal agreement between the Council and landowners / developers that are often completed alongside applications for planning permission for major developments. They are used to address the impacts of development where these lie beyond the site itself and so often cover additional pressures on infrastructure that result from growth, although they can cover many other policy areas.
As a result, it is important that the planning obligations and financial contributions that they require are monitored to ensure that the District’s local communities have the impacts of growth managed.
To achieve this, we monitor Section 106 Agreements in two main ways. Firstly, we report quarterly to our Planning Committee which provide updates on those financial sums received that are within 24 months of their spend deadline. Secondly, we publish Annual Infrastructure Funding Statements which provide a more comprehensive picture of what Section 106 Agreement planning obligations and financial contributions have delivered and what money is being held by the Council. These two ways are set out in more detail below.
Quarterly Section 106 Agreement Monitoring updates
The quarterly updates to the Planning Committee on those financial sums received that are nearing their spend deadline for the current year can be viewed on the links below.
- 2021/22 Quarter 4 update – Planning Committee meeting 8 June 2022
- 2022/23 Quarter 1 update – Planning Committee meeting 28 September 2022
- 2022/23 Quarter 2 update – Planning Committee meeting 21 December 2022
- 2022/23 Quarter 3 update - Planning Committee member report 27 March 2023
- 2022/23 Quarter 4 update - Planning Committee meeting 7 June 2023
- 2023/24 Quarter 1 update - Planning Committee meeting 6 September 2023
Annual Infrastructure Funding Statements
The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 require the Council to prepare and publish an Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement.
In accordance with the Regulations, the Council has published its first Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement for the financial year 2019/20 and this was published on 23rd December 2020.
As a large spreadsheet format does not make for easy reading by members of the public, we have prepared a summary report to provide a more ‘plain English’ way of understanding the key information required by the Regulations. This summary report is available to view below: