Planning Obligation Agreements (Section 106)

Planning Obligation Agreements (Section 106)

Some applicants for planning permission are asked to enter in to one or more Planning Obligation Agreements – also known as Section 106 Agreements - before permission is granted.

Planning obligations are made under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and could be:

  • paying a sum of money – for example towards additional school places or for school transport costs
  • providing affordable housing for local people in housing need
  • creating a public open space or providing playground equipment
  • flood alleviation works or highways improvements – for example a new pedestrian crossing or cycle track.

A planning obligation agreement made under Section 106 is signed by:

  • the applicant
  • the land owner (if different)
  • any mortgage lender
  • Dartmoor National Park Authority.

It is a legally binding and enforceable contract which is registered as a local land charge; binding the land for all future owners and occupiers.

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