- Do I need planning permission?
- Permitted development
- Managing HMOs – Article 4 Direction
- How to apply
- How applications are considered
- Application forms and fees
- Development enquiry service
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- Planning obligations and community infrastructure levy
- Local validation list
- Contaminated land in the planning process
- Discharging of planning conditions
Development Management Unit
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy
Planning obligations (or Section 106 agreements) are private agreements negotiated alongside planning applications between local authorities and persons with an interest in a piece of land. They are intended to make acceptable development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy that local authorities can charge on new developments in their area to assist with addressing the demands that these developments give rise to. Plymouth City Council's CIL charging schedule will come into effect on 1 June 2013. It will sit alongside the planning obligations system and over time will become the primary means for securing developer contributions to address the impacts of development on infrastructure.
The following links include key information in relation to our approach to planning obligations and our plans for moving to CIL.