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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This guide, commissioned by the London Commuter Belt authorities and funded by Inspire East, seeks to provide a compendium of good practice in the application of S106 Agreements to affordable housing. Key messages which stand out include:

  • the importance of developing robust and clear policies which have been subject to financial appraisal and are readily accessible on the local authority website
  • a protocol which sets out how the local authority will handle S106 applications can considerably ease negotiation with developers
  • member involvement in developing affordable housing policies which are realistic and take account of local circumstances is vital.