Planning obligations (also known as Section 106 Agreements or 'planning gain') are obligations attached to land that is the subject of a planning permission. They are used to mitigate or compensate for the negative impacts of a development or to prescribe the nature of a development.
The Planning Obligations Guidance Toolkit for Hertfordshire provides information on the county council's approach and justification for planning obligations, model template documents and contact details.
It aims to inform (amongst others) developers and development professionals in the public and private sectors and assist in the production of planning documents by local planning authorities.
The toolkit should be used in conjunction with any guidance or templates produced by individual district planning authorities in Hertfordshire and it should be noted that where adopted guidance is produced by them (e.g. the North Hertfordshire Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document), the local documents will take precedence.
Further details may be obtained from the local district planning authorities and are usually available on their websites (website addresses and telephone numbers for the district local planning authorities can be found at Appendix 6 of the toolkit).
Discussions on proposals for development should start with the relevant local planning authority.
The Planning Obligations Guidance Toolkit for Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire County Council's requirements) document was approved by Hertfordshire County Council's Cabinet Panel on 21 January 2008.
Planning Obligations Toolkit for Hertfordshire Appendix 2 – Planning Obligations Guidance Toolkit for Hertfordshire Appendix 3 – Planning Obligations Guidance Toolkit for Hertfordshire