Market Leaders in Viability

The original viability consultancy for developers.

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive, established in 2011.

We create bespoke viability assessments, advise on complex planning obligations, and negotiate with LPAs of behalf of developers.

Our multidisciplinary approach looks at site viability in the context of law and practice - not just by looking at spreadsheets.

S106 Management is a specialist viability consultancy, created by developers for developers. Between 2008 and 2011, we found that the sites we were actually working on were encountering demands from the Local Planning Authorities for affordable housing. This hands-on experience of demonstrating site viability and negotiating with the LPAs lead to the formation of S106 Management as you see it today, and enables us to provide other property developers with unique perspectives and expertise.  

In 2011 we completed around 10 reports. In 2021, we now complete around 300 reports per year – all for developers.  

We have expanded over the last 10 years, and now benefit from the expertise of chartered surveyors, town planners, solicitors, andarchitects, and an extensive network of planning professionals.

With over a decade of experience in creating expert viability assessments, advising on complex planning obligations, and negotiating with LPAs, S106 Management is now one of the most effective viability consultancies in the UK. We have worked with over 600 clients on more than 800 developments, achieving average savings of £100,000 per report for developers.

Robin Furby

Robin Furby

Managing Director
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Tom Furby MRTPI

Tom Furby MRTPI

Planning Director
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Luke O'Cathail

Luke O'Cathail

Director of Business Development
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Tim Wills

Tim Wills

Senior Viability Consultant
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David Parker, MRICS

David Parker, MRICS

Quantity Surveyor
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John Carter, MRICS

John Carter, MRICS

Commercial Valuer
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Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O'Brien

Affordable Housing Consultant
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Chris Dent, ARB, MRTPI

Chris Dent, ARB, MRTPI

Architect & Planning Consultant
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Alex Toma

Alex Toma

Viability Consultant
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Boots

Boots

Head of Office Morale
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Florian Winkler ARB

Florian Winkler ARB

Architect
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Kate Renn

Kate Renn

Property Finance Guru
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We help bring housing forward

S106 Management has a long history of success providing small and medium property developers with the planning expertise relied upon by larger companies when negotiating delivery of developer contributions with LPAs.

Section 106 planning obligations are paid for through the uplift in site value generated by the grant of planning permission; our core service is identifying whether this assumed increase in value exists.

The critical metric of this process is that the Residual Land Value of your development must exceed the Benchmark Land Value.

We use our expertise to help unlock housing capacity in developments which have stalled, been rejected, or may not otherwise come forward due to unviable developer contribution assumptions.

Local Plan policies aimed at delivering Affordable Housing and Infrastructure are informed by the Planning Authorities’ own Viability Appraisals. These rely on broad development assumptions and site typologies to model, in generic terms, the uplift in land value generated on the grant of planning permission. These Viability Studies are designed to ensure that Policies are realistic, and the total cumulative cost of all relevant policies do not undermine deliverability of sustainable development, providing a useful set of assumptions that can be used in site-specific viability studies. However, they are often reductive and cannot fully capture site-specific circumstances.

S106 Management examines all assumptions and, where appropriate, demonstrates inconsistencies that justify a relaxation in policy aspirations.

All LPAs accept that contributions can only be provided where it is economically viable to do so, and a profit margin of 15-20% is considered a suitable return for developers (NPGV 2019).

If the viability of your development is threatened by Section 106 contributions, please contact us to discuss your options.

S106 Management offers bespoke, detailed and robust viability reports which are effective in mitigating or eliminating unviable developer contributions.

We present your case in a robust manner, using clear, up-to-date, appropriate and verifiable evidence. We examine the necessity and viability of Section 106 requests by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), and ensure that the scale of payments allows a viable profit margin for developers.

Our viability reports can assist with planning applications for development of Brownfield, Greenfield, Rural Exception sites, Enabling Development heritage assessments, CIL relief, late-stage viability reviews and replacement or variation of existing S106 agreements. We also provide early stage modelling to justify and inform scheme evolution and increase the profitability of your development.

High Section 106 costs are avoidable

Call us today for a free consultation. Market leader in viability assessment and Section 106 negotiation.

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