Section 106 Agreements can be used to add conditions to development where it is not appropriate to use a condition in the planning permission. They also enable the Local Authority to secure provision or improvement of existing infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of the occupiers or users of new development. This is done by way of land or finance contributions. Section 106 Agreements may enhance the quality of development and enable proposals to go ahead which might otherwise be refused. Such Agreements should be relevant to planning, directly related to the proposed development and necessary to make it acceptable in land-use planning terms.
An agreement made under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to secure a planning obligation. Planning agreement funding, provided by private developers for transport improvements, is available under Section 106 and enables real benefits to be delivered locally.
A section within the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 that allows a planning obligation to a local planning authority to be legally binding.