Section 106 agreements (also known as unilateral undertakings or planning obligations) are legal agreements which are sometimes required as part of a planning permission for reasons which can include:
- To restrict the way that a development or use of land can be undertaken;
- To require that an appropriate level of affordable housing is included and delivered as part of a development scheme;
- To ensure that appropriate infrastructure such as road improvements; schools; improved/expanded medical facilities that are needed to support a new development are provided.
The requirements of an agreement which often include appropriate financial contributions towards those works will vary according to the scale and type of development and will be determined in conjunction with service providers such as the NHS; the Highways Authority and the Education Authority as part of the consideration of a planning application.
You can find a summary of any existing agreement that may affect your property including information about contributions that are to be or have been paid and where the money is being spent. This information is provided through a spreadsheet which includes agreements that have been signed since 2005. The spreadsheet is updated every quarter.
NB: The spreadsheet is in Excel format. You can download a free Excel viewer.
You can download the spreadsheet to your computer and/or you can search through it by ward; address or type of contribution.
If you have any queries regarding the spreadsheet, please contact Michael Martin on 01926 456536.
Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council are currently undertaking a major project to review and monitor the requirements of those agreements and the spreadsheet is therefore very much a working document which is regularly being reviewed and updated. For that reason, whilst many of the requirements of agreements have been completed (identified in green on the spreadsheet), many others are shown as currently being reviewed and checked.