Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) (collectively known as planning obligations) are used to reduce the impacts arising from development, and secure the provision of supporting infrastructure, such as new schools, health facilities and open spaces. This ensures that development can be made acceptable in planning terms.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tariff-based charge that applies to most new development in the borough. Money collected from the levy is used towards the provision of essential infrastructure to support the future growth of the borough.
Section 106 agreements are used alongside the levy to reduce the impact of development in association with planning applications. Most agreements are site-specific and relate to the requirements set out in the Section 106 Supplementary Planning Document (PDF).
The Infrastructure Funding Statement (PDF) sets out the types of infrastructure and projects we intend to fund through CIL and Section 106 income over the next reporting period. It also provides a breakdown of CIL and Section 106 income and expenditure over the last financial period.