Planning Obligation - A Guide to Section 106 and Developer Contributions

Representation ID: 355

Received: 12/01/2010

Respondent: The Society for the Protection of Undercliff Gardens

Representation Summary:

We find it diffcult to comment on individual aspects (or whether to laugh or cry). The document appears to be off the shelf requiring the Council merely to fill in the blank spaces with the usual smattering of planning speak. 106 agreements have been in existence for many years but related to a particular development. The cash payments were limited to sensible matters such as contributions towards specific town centre parking. Unlike previous land tax legislation this seems to be a back door for of taxation (stealth tax springs to mind) which appears to be extremely imprecise and calculated by Council officers with no expertise in valuation nor taxation.