Section 106 agreements are forms of planning obligation authorised by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. They are legal agreements between the local planning authority and the land owner/developer.
The agreements aim to balance the extra pressure created by a new development with improvements to ensure it makes a positive contribution to the local area and community. The agreement requires the land owner/developer to undertake a positive act or it can restrict what can be done with the land following the grant of planning permission.
With the difficult market conditions that prevail, Section 106 Agreements are increasingly becoming the subject of negotiation. Our development surveyors are able to work on behalf of the client/developer to minimise the effect of these agreements or the local planning authority where the Section 106 Agreement is being challenged.
For further information on this service, please contact Neil Inman on 07768 722 045