Developer contributions (Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy)

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

The boroughs of Guildford and Runnymede are yet to adopt CIL.

Files available to download