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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.

Useful information

The following links include key information in relation to our approach to planning obligations and our plans for moving to CIL.

Plymouth's Planning Obligations Evidence Base

Adopted Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document - Second Review

Interim approach to negotiations of planning obligations pending CIL becoming operational

Progress Reports on Implementation of Planning Obligations

Community Infrastructure Levy

Section 106 templates