Planning Obligations (Section 106)

What are Section 106 planning obligations?

As part of the planning process a local planning authority and a developer may enter into a legal agreement to enable any adverse impacts of a development to be offset, to enhance the physical environment or to contribute to local facilities where this is not possible through planning conditions.

This agreement, known as a Section 106 agreement (the legislative basis for planning obligations is Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) is a delivery mechanism for the matters that are necessary to make a development acceptable in planning terms.

The way planning obligations are managed has changed in the wake of the adoption of the council’s CIL charging schedule in July 2014. To find out more about Haringey's CIL please visit the CIL Charging Schedule page.

A Planning Obligations SPD has been prepared. This offers guidance on how planning obligations and CIL will operate in tandem on planning applications in the borough.

Planning Obligations SPD

The Planning Obligations SPD was adopted by Cabinet on 6 March 2018.

The adopted document and other related documents can be viewed on the Supplementary Planning Document page.

Implementation and Monitoring

Section 106 Agreements, are legally binding agreements between the council and a developer, which include matters linked to a proposed development that has been granted planning permission. The purpose of planning obligations is to enable any adverse impacts of a development to be offset, to enhance the physical environment or to contribute towards local facilities.

The council monitors the implementation of these agreements by recording the heads of term and amount of financial contribution for the agreement, the date that money is received, spent and when relevant works are completed.

To find out more about Section 106 contributions negotiated, go to View Applications or the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) or view the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) 2019/20 (PDF, 6.44MB).

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November 30, 2021

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