Views sought on how development supports communities

Published Tuesday 21 July 2015

Developers, landowners, architects and others are being asked for their views on how the council seeks contributions from developers.

Harborough District Council is asking for feedback on its draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which looks to set out what planning obligations will be required as part of major planning applications and development.

These obligations – sometimes referred to as Section 106 requirements – are legal agreements between councils and developers, or applicants for planning permission, and any other person who may have an interest in the site.

These contributions form an important part of the planning process and can lead to significant improvement to facilities services and amenities as well as ensuring new development is supported by appropriate infrastructure and services. 

Planning obligations are sought on all developments of 10 properties or more. 

The draft Supplementary Planning Document aims to provide clear guidance on what will be expected of the applicant in terms of planning obligations. 

It aims to simplify the planning application process for developers, encourage consistency across the district, and ensure that communities meet their aspirations for infrastructure when accommodating new development.

Complete the ‘Planning obligations draft Supplementary Planning Document’ consultation – by the deadline of 30 September 2015 – at

Following the consultation, a revised Supplementary Planning Document will be presented to Full Council.