Updated 18 days ago
The government sees the need for much more new housing than is currently being built but Section 106 negotiations are holding up the system, particularly among self-build and small builders. They are minded to remove the burden for these developments. Don't sign anything until you have presented your case as to the viability of the development... Planning obligations can cause problems with your development from the moment you speak to a planning officer, many local authorities have adopted policies which create a culture of "You want planning you must sign here". The initial problem is knowing what the planners can and cannot do and once you have signed that legally binding contract you will have great difficulty overcoming the issues you will encounter that you may not have even considered. You need to get advice before you submit a planning application. Points of interest will be: Finding out what the planners want Offering what you can afford Negotiating the heads of terms..