Planning Obligations

Information and requirements for your application

What are Planning Obligations? 

You may be asked to enter Planning Obligations as part of a development.

Planning Obligations are also referred to as Section 106 agreements (based on that section of The 1990 Town & Country Planning Act).

Planning Obligations are usually private legal agreements between the local authority and the developer and are attached to a planning permission to make acceptable development which would otherwise by unacceptable in planning terms.

New developments can create a need for additional infrastructure or improved community services and facilities to enhance local amenity and sustain the quality of the environment. Planning Obligations are a means of securing additional requirements.        

Planning Obligations can also be entered into unilaterally by the persons interested in the land, commonly referred to as a Unilateral Undertaking.