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Developers Guide to Infrastructure Contributions in Suffolk

Consultation on an updated version of the “Developers Guide", a document to support all stakeholders involved in major planning applications in Suffolk.

This consultation is closed.

About this consultation

The original Section 106 Developers Guide was first published in 2011 and has now been rewritten and updated, to reflect up-to-date costs and the mitigation required for infrastructure provisions in Suffolk.

Whenever major developments are considered, for example new housing or industrial sites, they will likely have an impact on the local community. This could result in increased demands on the local infrastructure, for example more local traffic, more people living in a community, more school places needed, and many other local services.

To make sure that new developments result in improvements to local communities, developers must make financial contributions to local authorities, known as Section 106 agreements, or through the Community Infrastructure Levy. This money can then be put towards services to support the increase in demand made by the new development.

Local infrastructure is key to local and neighbourhood plans, and this guide gives everyone a central document for how to include county council infrastructure within the planning system in Suffolk.

As we have now updated the guide we wish to consult on the draft and welcome your feedback through this consultation. Download draft version of the Developers Guide (PDF, 3MB).