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Being a major urban area, mostly located within the Thames
Gateway, Medway has to reconcile a need for widespread regeneration
with its role within a national growth area. In the past, the
Thames Gateway has suffered from a range of structural problems and
deficiencies but has underlying potential for considerable
Medway is expecting major growth development over the next few
years, including regeneration projects such as Rochester Riverside,
Gillingham Waterfront, Chatham Centre and a new settlement at Lodge
It is central to government policy that new development should
be sustainable, which means that it should provide capacity and new
facilities to meet the needs of new residents.
Section 106 of the Town and
Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) allows
anyone with an interest in land to enter into a planning
obligation, which is enforceable by a local planning authority.
Planning obligations or agreements and unilateral undertakings are
normally entered into in accordance with this legislation and
therefore tend to be referred to on a day-to-day basis as "Section
106 (S106) agreements".
Medway Council's Guide to Developer Contributions,
a Supplementary Planning Document sets out what obligations
and contributions will be required for future developments.
Developers are expected to take account of, and meet the
requirements of, this document before submitting planning
application to the council. It is designed to help them know what
the council is likely to require for new developments in
Following a consultation exercise earlier this year, Cabinet has
approved, for adoption as a Supplementary Planning Document, an
updated Guide to Developer Contributions. The overall level of
contributions has not increased but the content of the Guide
contains more up to date information.
The examples of legal agreements below provide some information
but discussion with the planning officer is advised.
For more information, please download the following
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If you do not have this on your computer, please use our advice page.
A protocol regarding the procedures for collection is available
Please note that, during the current difficult market
conditions, Medway Council has introduced temporary arrangements
for the collection of Section 106 contributions. Further details
can be found under Appendix 1 of the protocol:
Protocol for Section 106 Agreements (pdf 20KB)
Please note that Medway Council intends to become a Community
Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Authority prior to April
If you have any queries, please contact Medway Council's Section
106 Officer using the details below.
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