Public information session: Section 106 agreements

Mendip District Council are running a public information session on Section 106 agreements on Tuesday 13 February 2018.

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Officers from Mendip District Council's planning team will be giving a talk explaining the workings of Section 106 agreements, focusing on when they become applicable and the limitations of what the council can ask for in a Section 106 agreement.

The event will take place in the Council Chamber at Mendip District Council Offices in Shepton Mallet on Tuesday 13 February from 6pm.

Tracy Aarons, Deputy Chief Executive at Mendip District Council, said: "We are aware that following a number of large developments in the area, there has become some confusion around Section 106 agreements and what they can be used for.

"By offering this information session we hope to be able to help clear up any confusion and help the public understand when Section 106 agreements can be used and what can and cannot be included in those agreements."

Section 106 agreements are legal agreements between local authorities and developers which are linked to planning permission. Often they are referred to as planning gain, planning benefits, community benefits or planning obligations. A section 106 agreement is associated with a particular development and they also automatically transfer with any change in ownership.

Those planning to attend the event at Mendip District Council on Tuesday 13 February 2018 are advised that the session will only act as an information session and will not be focusing on any individual sites or developments. Anyone with questions about a particular planning application or development should contact the case officer at Mendip District Council.