Section 106 agreements
Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 allows a local planning authority, like Newport City Council, to enter into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a landowner as part of the granting of planning permission.
The obligation is termed a section 106 (or S106) agreement.
The agreements are a way of delivering or addressing matters that are necessary to make a development acceptable in planning terms.
They can be used to support the provision of services and infrastructure such as highways, recreational facilities, education, health and affordable housing.
We charge developers a contribution depending on the size and number of dwellings being built and the money is used to develop facilities to support the additional residents living in the community.