Infrastructure and Developer Contributions SPD

An Infrastructure and Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been produced. It was adopted by the Council on the 7 June 2023 following public consultation held between 4 November and 16 December 2022.

This document now forms part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for the area. The LDF forms the basis for decisions on land use planning affecting the Borough.

The Infrastructure and Developer Contributions SPD is available on this page

The purpose of the SPD is to; explain the Council’s approach to using planning obligations to local residents, developers and the wider community; explain the circumstances under which the Council will collect Section 106 contributions to mitigate the impacts of a development on infrastructure; provide applicants with greater certainty on when planning obligations will be sought.

Infrastructure is key to the delivery of the objectives and strategy of the Adopted Local Plan (2016) and the priorities of the Council’s Corporate Plan. This document supports the delivery of infrastructure and helps to guide the Council’s approach to the delivery of infrastructure requirements associated with new development. 

The document provides detailed guidance on the application of the Adopted Local Plan (2016) policies in respect of developer contributions secured through planning applications. It sets out the Council’s expectations regarding the approach to negotiation and specifies the standard required for the implementation and delivery of some items of infrastructure such as built facilities and public open space.

For further information on this SPD please phone 01264 368000 or email the Planning Policy Team at