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Section 106 Agreements - proposals for change

An event to discuss current consultations on S106

Thursday, 04 October 2012 at 5:00PM - 7:00PM
CIH Offices, 236 Grays Inn Road, London
RTPI-CIH Planning for Housing Network

The Government is proposing to loosen the expectations of Section 106 Agreements in order to ensure that they are not a barrier to the development of housing and growth. S106 Agreements seek to apply all the local authority policy reqirements for infrastructure and affordable housing to enable a planning approval. Current proposals for change include giving developers a route to appeal to the Planning Inspectorate if they feel that the S106 obligations being requested of them are unreasonable. There are concerns that further change may further delay progress with vital new developments.

Professor Tony Crook from Sheffield University will lead a discussion that will inform the responses to the consultations from both the RTPI & CIH. Prof Crook has led research for DCLG on the value and impacts of S106 Agreements.