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December 9, 2021

Unspent S106 Money and Repayment Clauses

Section 106 contributions and planning obligations have long been a controversial topic, both within the planning industry and in the wider social community. These contributions are often crucial to the sustainability of a site, but reports show that some of the money is unspent years later.

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Unspent S106 Money and Repayment Clauses
October 29, 2021

Budget 2021: Our Reaction

There are several headlines of note from Rishi Sunak’s Budget 2021 announcements, including both things said and unsaid. Here's our reaction to Wednesday's announcements.

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Budget 2021: Our Reaction
October 22, 2021

Vacant Building Credit - What is it, and how can it be used?

Vacant building credit was introduced in 2014 - but what exactly is it and how can it be used in relation to planning obligations and affordable housing?

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Vacant Building Credit - What is it, and how can it be used?
August 19, 2021

Case Study: Duplicate Planning Applications, s106 Contributions, and Appeals

This viability case extends through initial report, extensive negotiation and appeal. It demonstrates several important points, including the way greenfield infrastructure costs should be accounted for in viability assessments, how to deal with potentially unreasonable behaviour from a planning authority, and that just because a site is allocated in the local plan does not mean that site-specific costs cannot be taken into account. It also demonstrates that a duplicate planning permission can be used to vary previously agreed s106 contributions.

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Case Study: Duplicate Planning Applications, s106 Contributions, and Appeals
July 9, 2021

Infrastructure Contributions

Development will always have an impact on the local community. But what exactly are infrastructure contributions for, and how do they work?

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Infrastructure Contributions
June 25, 2021

Section 106 and Viability: The Basics

Section 106 agreements and viability reports are common entities when it comes to getting your planning permission. But what are they, and why are they needed?

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Section 106 and Viability: The Basics
June 17, 2021

Review Mechanisms: What are they, and when are they appropriate?

What are review mechanisms? This article explains what review mechanisms are, and demonstrates how they are used in practice using a recent case study.

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Review Mechanisms: What are they, and when are they appropriate?
June 4, 2021

First Homes - What does the latest guidance say?

The First Homes scheme has now been formally launched - but what does it mean for your development?

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First Homes - What does the latest guidance say?