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Delivering local infrastructure and affordable housing through the planning system: the future of planning obligations through Section 106

Burgess, Emma, Monk, Sarah and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) Delivering local infrastructure and affordable housing through the planning system: the future of planning obligations through Section 106. People, Place and Policy Online, 5 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1753-8041

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Abstract

New developments often require additional physical and social infrastructure to offset negative impacts on the immediate locality and the wider community. In England, Section 106 (S106) of the 1990 Planning and Compensation Act allows planning obligations to be negotiated to provide affordable housing and financial contributions to local services. This paper draws on research that analysed the nature and delivery of planning obligations secured through S106 to clarify the extent to which what is negotiated under S106 is actually delivered and to draw out implications for how the policy might be improved in the light of political and economic change. The research showed that, where robust monitoring systems are in place, S106 has enabled a wide range of obligations to be negotiated and delivered in very different economic environments. Rather than change the system radically, policy makers should focus on streamlining and improving the existing system.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/ppp-online/issue_1_130411/a...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors ; Journal Compilation © 2011 PPP Online
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 13:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44394/

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