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What are Planning Obligations?
You may be asked to enter Planning Obligations as part of a development.
Planning Obligations are also referred to as Section 106 agreements (based on that section of The 1990 Town & Country Planning Act).
Planning Obligations are usually private legal agreements between the local authority and the developer and are attached to a planning permission to make acceptable development which would otherwise by unacceptable in planning terms.
New developments can create a need for additional infrastructure or improved community services and facilities to enhance local amenity and sustain the quality of the environment. Planning Obligations are a means of securing additional requirements.
Planning Obligations can also be entered into unilaterally by the persons interested in the land, commonly referred to as a Unilateral Undertaking.