Section 106 Dues Being Settled (Almost)
A year has passed since I last wrote about Cornwall Council’s constant battle with developers and their obligations on Section 106 agreements. The team behind chasing up the agreements should be congratulated on the work they have done in making sure agreements have been settled.
However, there are many developers who are not honouring their agreements and in fact go down legal channels to change their obligations once they have completed their project. During the planning process they generally make great claim they are entering into these agreements, but six months later do their most to wriggle out of them.
106 agreements are an important part of the planning process and help to pay for schools and open spaces, especially in larger developments. For example, The Moors children’s play equipment was funded in part by 106 money; as without this money it would be highly unlikely this park would have been built.
I say to developers, if you enter into the agreement, honour it when you have made your money.