Developer contributions (Section 106, Community Infrastructure Levy and Infrastructure Funding Statements)

Financial contributions are provided by developers for them to pay for infrastructure to meet the needs of their development. Having received contributions, we work with the council's delivery teams to provide the works required by the planning permission.

In certain cases financial contributions can be secured by way of Section 106 agreements under the terms of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, in agreement with developers and the Local Planning Authority. The Surrey County Council Developer Contribution Guide (PDF document below) sets out the approach that the council takes in seeking planning obligations to mitigate the impact of new development upon county council infrastructure and services.

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.

It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Details of works to be delivered by the Community Infrastructure Levy can be obtained from those borough councils that have adopted CIL, these are currently:

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Woking
  • Spelthorne
  • Mole Valley
  • Waverley
  • Runnymede

Guildford Borough Council are yet to adopt CIL.

Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS)

On 1 September 2019, amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (CIS) came into force, which require local authorities to publish annually details of all receipts and spending in relation to CIL and S106 contributions. Local authorities are required to publish an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) which must set out how much CIL revenue and S106 contributions has been collected, how much has been spent and what it has been spent on.

Although the County Council is not a CIL charging authority its IFS reports on S106 contributions received and spent and CIL contributions allocated to the County Council by our Local Planning Authority (LPA) partners.

The IFS reports on S106 contributions and CIL received and allocated during the reporting period which is from 1 April 2019 to 30 November 2020. The attachments below named Developer Agreements, Developer Agreement Contributions and Developer Agreement Transactions contain the details.

The requirement to publish this information in an annual IFS, is intended to improve transparency and publicise the fact that development is accompanied and mitigated by infrastructure contributions, both through s106 and CIL.

The requirement in the 2019 Regulations also replaces the need for LPA's to produce a CIL Regulation 123 list.

Files available to download