Planning Infrastructure Contributions
Financial Contributions for New Development (section 106)
The Planning Infrastructure Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out how we require financial contributions on new development to support the new infrastructure. In time, this will be replaced by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
In most cases, we will seek financial contributions to mitigate some of the consequences of your development through a section 106 legal agreement or a unilateral undertaking.
Advice for applicants
You should submit the following with your planning application:
a unilateral undertaking in the appropriate format (see the four model legal agreements (unilateral undertakings)
Land registry title details for review by the Legal Service
a copy of the completed calculation sheet (see the interactive contribution calculator)
The applicant, and any landowner and mortgagee will be required to be a party to the undertaking. There will be a fee of £150 for reviewing the document and checking title.
It is recommended that the document is initially provided in draft form before you submit the final signed version which needs to be received in good time prior to determination of the application.
If you would like the Councils Legal Service to undertake the legal work on your behalf and prepare an undertaking for signature by all parties, please send the legal costs sum of £250 with your application and Land Registry Title Number(s).
If there is a mortgage on the land, you should allow plenty of time for the mortgagee to sign the document and you may wish to instruct your solicitor prior to submitting the application to get the document prepared and signed.
- No contribution required for temporary dwellings, replacement dwellings or affordable housing.
- No Education Contribution for 1 bedroom dwellings (from 14th December 2009).
- No Equipped and Casual Play Space contribution for 1 bedroom dwellings.
- No Secondary Education Contribution for dwellings in the following parishes (please note this may be subject to change): Alfold, Bramley, Busbridge, Cranleigh, Dunsfold, Ewhurst, Godalming, Hambledon, Hascombe, Witley and Wonersh.
- Gypsy Sites - All gypsy sites are assumed to be 2 bedroom units. The Caravan Act allows caravans to be replaced without needing consent within certain dimensions.
- Extant permission pre-tariff (April 2008) - Where an extant permission exists on a site which was not subject to the tariff and a new application is received on the same site:
- Increase in number of dwellings or bedrooms on site - contribution for the difference.
- Same number of dwellings - no contribution for period up to expiry of extant permission, but clause in Unilateral Undertaking to contribute if commencement of development is after expiry.
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