Developer contributions and obligations
Developers or landowners may be asked to provide contributions for infrastructure in several ways:
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- planning obligations under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act
- highway agreements under section 278 of the Highways Act
In some cases, CIL, section 106 and highway agreements will work alongside each other to ensure all the impacts of development are addressed.
Where CIL does not apply to a development, section 106 obligations will still apply just as before CIL was introduced. All strategic development sites allocated within the Local Plan are required to pay section 106 rather than CIL.
Developers must also comply with any conditions attached to the related planning permission.
Once planning permission is granted it is very important that any conditions, obligations or CIL actions are complied with prior to development commencing on site.
Certain actions must be completed prior to carrying out any work on site, including site clearance and demolition.
If you are in any doubt please contact the CIL officer or section 106 officer at firstname.lastname@example.org