Consultation outcome

Section 106 planning obligations - speeding up negotiations

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

The Autumn Statement 2014 included a commitment to consult on measures to speed up section 106 agreements as part of the government’s commitment to delivering a faster and more effective planning system.

That consultation, which included a question on student accommodation and affordable housing contributions, took place between 20 February and 19 March 2015 and a summary of the responses, and the government’s response, is available here.

Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation seeks views on different methods that may be used to speed up agreeing section 106 planning obligations.

Documents

Section 106 planning obligations – speeding up negotiations: student accommodation and affordable housing contributions consultation

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Consultation description

The Autumn Statement 2014 included a commitment to consult on measures to speed up section 106 agreements as part of the government’s commitment to delivering a faster and more effective planning system.

We are seeking views on proposals relating to the following 2 areas:

  • speeding up the negotiation and completion of section 106 planning obligations
  • whether the requirement to provide affordable housing contributions acts as a barrier to development providing dedicated student accommodation