The Government has recently written to all Council Chief Planning Officers urging them to support economic growth. One aspect of this letter asks Councils to reconsider Section 106 agreements:
To further ensure that development can go ahead, all local authorities should reconsider, at developers’ request, existing section 106 agreements that currently render schemes unviable, and where possible modify those obligations to allow development to proceed; provided this continues to ensure that the development remains acceptable in planning terms.
Section 106s will only be reconsidered at a developers request.
If you are a developer and have a development that is stalled, and believe relaxing a current section 106 agreement may unlock that development, email Claire, or call her on 01282 872573. Our initial consultations are always free.
A copy of the letter Planning for Growth sent to all Chief Planning Officers can be viewed here.
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