Section 106 is a legal agreement between an applicant applying for a building permit and the local planning authority, which is used to mitigate the impact of your new home on the local community and infrastructure. In other words, a new house means a different car on the streets and maybe your kids will visit nearby schools, which will weigh a little more heavily on local services. The planning obligation is a formal document, a document that states that it is a planning obligation, that the lands concerned, the person who is in the obligation and their interests, and the competent local authority that would enforce the obligation, be identified. Commitment can be a single commitment or a multi-party agreement. These new appeal and appeal procedures do not replace existing powers to renegotiate Section 106 agreements on a voluntary basis. In addition, with respect to affordable housing, this provision is not a substitute for provisions to amend a requirement established by the 1992 regulations and updated by the 2013 regulations (see above). Send a letter confirming that the legal agreement has been fully complied with. Section 106 (S106) Agreements are legal agreements between local authorities and developers; These are linked to planning authorities and can also be characterized as planning obligations. Under the London plan, cash contributions are guaranteed by the s.106 agreements to offset additional CO2 savings beyond what needs to be achieved through sustainable on-site design and construction. For more information on sustainable design and construction and cash requirements, consult our design and construction advice and Recommendation 2 adopted from item 4 of the agenda of the Merton cabinet meeting of September 18, 2017 Small amounts of money available from agreements signed before April 1, 2014 for sustainable transportation improvement and improved open spaces. If you would like to know if s.106 funds may be available in your commune, please contact us for a list of s.106 money available in your commune. If you have any idea of spending some of the money, please contact your city council, who can discuss the idea with you and contact council officials to see if a project is viable and under the S.106 agreement under which the funds were received. In Merton, the s.106 agreements are used to guarantee contributions to affordable housing, in accordance with the local and London plan.

In August 2017, the Mayor of London published his website Affordable Housing and Viability SPG (London.GOV.UK). This GSP introduces more detailed guidelines for affordable housing in the London plan, including standards and incentives to increase the amount of affordable housing that the S.106 agreements should provide.