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Charges for Section 106 Agreements

The Council operates a system of recharging applicants, owners and developers the cost of administrative and legal work involved with the preparation, negotiation and execution of Section 106 Agreements or Unilateral Obligations - (known as Planning Obligations under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 - as amended).

Planning permissions are sometimes granted subject to a Planning Obligation which can restrict the development or use of land in a specified way, require specified operations or activities to be carried out, require the land to be used in a specified way or require a sum or sums to be paid to the Council.

Charges with effect from 1 April 2011 to current

Deed of Variations - fixed fee£230 plus VAT
New Section 106 Agreements 
Re: Individual properties/householder applications

Others i.e. re affordable housing/landscape management
£270 plus VAT


Charged at variable hourly rate based on actual time (min £800 plus VAT)
Comments/approval of  Unilateral ObligationsCharged at variable hourly rate based on actual time (min £500 plus VAT)

The above charges will be subject to annual review.

All fees must be paid before completion of the subject Deed/Agreement and the release of the related planning permission.

(Revised with effect from 1 April 2011 - no change 1 April 2014)