Worthing Developer Contributions

S106 agreements are obligations secured pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. They are entered into as legal agreements between local planning authorities, landowners, developers and potentially other affected third parties. They can impose financial and non-financial obligations on a person or persons with an interest in the land and become binding on that parcel of land. Planning obligations are used to make acceptable development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Government through the Planning Act 2008 to provide a fair and transparent means for ensuring that development contributes to the cost of the infrastructure it will rely upon. CIL funds must be spent on the "provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure needed to support the development of the area."

Worthing Borough Council started collecting CIL in 2015. Following a review of the original charges and a public examination, a revised Charging Schedule will be applicable from 1st August 2021.

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