The Council has produced and adopted Supplementary Planning Guidance on a range of topics to help designers, applicants and Council officers prepare and evaluate development proposals. These adopted guidance documents are a material consideration when determining planning applications. You can download the adopted guidance documents from this web page.
In addition, the Council is now in the process of preparing several Supplementary Planning Documents or SPDs, which fulfil a similar role to SPGs. It is important to be aware of these documents in putting together any planning applications. Please click here for details of the Supplementary Planning Documents that are being prepared.
Section 106 Planning Obligations & Community Infrastructure
Planning obligations are negotiated through S106 agreements to enable development proposals to meet the needs of the local community by securing developer contributions towards the provision of community infrastructure, affordable housing and services. The Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Guidance document was adopted by the Council in July 2005 (revised April 2011).
With effect from April 2008, the methodology for calculating Transport (BEST) contributions has been updated to reflect the Hampshire County Council Transport Contributions Policy, which was adopted in September 2007. A copy of the Transport Contributions Policy can be accessed via the attachment at the bottom of this page.
To encourage the provision of dwellings for local households, whose incomes are insufficient to enable them to afford adequate accommodation in the private housing market, the Borough Council will aim, through negotiations with developers, to reduce the number of households in need of subsidised affordable housing.
The Council has produced a Best Practice Note on Affordable Housing and Community Infrastructure to provide guidance on the S106 process. Click below to access this:
Best Practice Note on Affordable Housing and Community Infrastructure
Further advice on Planning Obligations and Legal Agreements is available by clicking here.
The Council also now provides a self service system for section 106 agreements, which can be accessed by clicking here.