Planning obligations strategy

Planning obligations are sometimes known as planning contributions, developer contributions, section 106 agreements or planning gain. 

Planning obligations look at how facilities/services/assets are affected by a particular development. It looks at how this can be protected, enhances, maintained or where appropriate new provisions can be made. 

For example, when a new development takes place there may be a need to improve transport or expand education facilities. 

The County Council is undertaking a review of its Planning Obligations Strategy and has published a draft for consultation.

The consultation period for making comments will run for a six week period, beginning on Monday 13 November and ending at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017.

Planning obligations may be needed where facilities/services/assets affected by a particular development are impacted. For example, when a new development takes place, there may be a need to expand transport or education facilities.

The aim of the Strategy is to provide a fair, consistent and transparent basis for the negotiation of planning obligations for those matters that affect the services and advice provided by the County Council. 

The draft Strategy sets out the context for seeking planning obligations and includes a series of tables that indicate:

  • current guidance
  • types of facilities for which provision may be required
  • types of development which may trigger need
  • forms in which contributions may be sought
  • thresholds for the size of development for which contributions would be sought
  • how costs are calculated.

The update to the Strategy contains revised information on the level of obligations sought, and additional information on pooling obligations and taking development viability into account.

Please send any comments you may have on the document by 22 December:

Developer Contributions Practitioner
Planning Policy Team
Nottinghamshire County Council
County Hall
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford

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