The balance between the use of S106 and CIL will vary depending on the type of territory and the type of development. There are other guidelines for the balance between s106 and CIL, set out in the April 2014 CIL guidelines: the possibilities for the common use of planning obligations are the guarantee of affordable housing and the definition of the nature and timing of this housing; to make financial contributions to the provision of infrastructure or affordable housing. But these are not the only uses for a s106 obligation. A s106 obligation can: Instructions for searching for section 106 agreements by planning application number can be found in section 106 Financial Transparency Plan November 2017 (pdf) . Developer contribution coverage helps local communities and developers see how contributions have been spent and how future funds are spent to ensure a transparent and accountable system. This can be done through a planning contract entered into by an ampagone on the land and the local planning authority, in accordance with Section 106 of the City Planning and Planning Act 1990; either by a unilateral commitment made by a person interested in the land without the local planning authority. Local planning authorities are encouraged to use and publish standard forms and documents to support the planning obligations agreement process. This could include standard agreements and clauses (including those already published by other agencies) that could be made public to support the planning process. Any other information required by the local planning authority or any questions raised by the applicant regarding planning obligations must be addressed at an early stage of the plan application process.
The use of standard agreements does not eliminate the requirement for local planning authorities to check, on a case-by-case basis, whether a planning obligation is required to make development planning acceptable. Any agreement under Section 106 is attached to a specific planning permission, so you can search for a specific agreement by typing the planning application number into the search tool. The Government in response to its consultation on measures to speed up negotiations and the S106 agreement; with respect to affordable and student housing, planning guidelines (PPGs), particularly Section S106, but also related areas, including cost-effectiveness guidelines, have changed significantly. These agreements allow us to enter into a legally binding planning obligation with a developer in the context of granting the building permit. With respect to developer contributions, the Community Infrastructure Tax (CIL) did not replace the Section 106 agreements, which strengthened the s 106 tests. S106 agreements on developer contributions should focus on correcting the specific weakening required for a new development. CIL was designed to address the broader effects of development. There should be no circumstances in which a developer pays CIL and S106 for the same infrastructure for the same development. This data should provide detailed information on the evolution and location, the infrastructure to be provided, including all information on affordable housing and trigger points or contribution times.
Local authorities should also record when contributions from property developers were received and when contributions were issued or forwarded to other parties.