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Developer contributions

New development can create impacts on infrastructure and services. Where this occurs, the County Council seeks to ensure that developers make necessary provision for appropriate infrastructure and services. These are known as developer contributions, or planning obligations.  

Developer contributions or planning obligations are secured through legal deeds called S106 agreements. Planning obligations contribute towards sustainable communities by enabling development to take place and mitigate the impacts of development to help make it acceptable in planning terms.

Over the next 30 years Leicestershire faces major growth. To meet the challenges and opportunities this presents, the County Council has revised its developer contributions policy to ensure it enables the necessary and proper provision of infrastructure and services which will be needed to support the areas of growth and its local communities.

Infrastructure Funding Statement 2019/20

New homes are needed across Leicestershire and providing the roads, schools, libraries, waste and other community facilities required will cost many hundreds of millions of pounds over the next 15 years. Leicestershire County Council works closely with housing developers to secure contributions, known as section 106 agreements, which help to pay for this infrastructure.

The Government requires all councils in England to publish an infrastructure funding statement (IFS) each year detailing payments made through section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). It sets out details of the contributions used during the 2019-20 financial year, plus contributions sought and received from developers to support the funding of this infrastructure as and when it is required in the future.

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Section 106 updates

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Leicestershire Planning Obligations Policy

Leicestershire County Council has revised its developer contributions policy – the Leicestershire Planning Obligations Policy was adopted by the County Council on 10 July 2019 and it replaces The Statement of Requirements for Developer Contributions in Leicestershire'. 

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