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Calculating Section 106 Planning Obligations

Where applicable we request contributions for infrastructure such as:

  • roads and transport
  • schools
  • libraries
  • household waste recycling centres
  • rights of way

For most of our services we only seek contributions for developments of 15 dwellings or more. However, there is no minimum threshold for contributions towards transport measures.

An assessment is undertaken at the time of each relevant planning application. This makes sure the most current information is used in our assessments.


We have updated the costs related to development contributions. The BCIS All in TPI to provide figures for 2014 to 2015. The new costs will apply to consultations received by East Sussex County Council from 1 January 2015.

Please contact the Infrastructure Planning and Place Team to discuss the contributions needed for:

  • schools (early years, primary, secondary and sixth form)
  • libraries
  • waste
  • rights of way

For transport the methodology has changed. It is based on:

  • Identified infrastructure requirements in the relevant area
  • The impact a development will have

This is in addition to measures to allow access by all modes of transport to development sites.

The documents below set out our general approach to development contributions. Please note that Appendix 1- ‘Comprehensive index of services provided’ has been deleted as it contained out of date contact information.

To discuss the requirements for transport contributions, please contact the Transport Development Control Team.

Downloads

Introduction [264.1 KB] [pdf]
Introduction to “A new approach to development contributions”.

Part 1 – background and broad framework [102.4 KB] [pdf]
Part one of “A new approach to development contributions”.

Part 2 – approach to determining development contributions [132.2 KB] [pdf]
Part two of “A new approach to development contributions”.

Part 3 – local stress areas [404.5 KB] [pdf]
Part three of “A new approach to development contributions”.

Part 4 – calculation of development contributions [186.3 KB] [pdf]
Part four of “A new approach to development contributions”.

Glossary [91.3 KB] [pdf]
Glossary for “A new approach to development contributions”.

Appendix 2 – National and strategic planning policy context [79.2 KB] [pdf]
A new approach to development contributions Appendix 2.

Appendix 3 – Example calculation of required development contributions [82.0 KB] [pdf]
A new approach to development contributions appendix 3.

Appendix 4 – School organisation plan: geographical or areas covered by area commentaries [576.5 KB] [pdf]
A new approach to development contributions Appendix 4.

Addendum – Methodology for calculating Local Sustainable Accessibility Improvement Contributions (LSAICs) [1.7 MB] [pdf]
Information about financial contributions made by developments towards off-site transport measures, to improve sustainable accessibility in the local area.

Updated Information on Stress Areas and Contribution Costs with effect from April 2012 [340.2 KB] [pdf]
The ninth revision to “A new approach to development contributions” incorporating updated information on available capacity and the costs of providing service infrastructure and facilities.

Statement of public consultations on supplementary planning guidance [75.8 KB] [pdf]