Planning contributions are sometimes known as planning obligations, developer contributions, Section 106 Agreements or planning gain.
Planning contributions address the issue of how facilities/services/assets adversely affected by a particular development can be protected, enhanced, maintained or, where appropriate, new provision made. For example, when a new development takes place, there may be a need to improve transport or education facilities.
Aims of the Strategy
The aim of the Planning Contributions Strategy is to provide a fair, consistent and transparent basis for the negotiation of planning contributions for those matters that affect the services and advice provided by the County Council.
The Strategy sets out the context for seeking planning contributions and includes a series of tables that indicate:
types and 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
contact details of relevant people.
The latest minor revisions to the document, which reflect the most up to date situation with regards to planning policy and likely contribution levels, were included in January 2010.
If you have any queries about the Planning Contributions Strategy, please contact the Planning Contributions Unit on tel: 0115 9774545.