Infrastructure funding statements

Section 106 Monitoring and Infrastructure Funding Statements

Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 provides a legal mechanism to secure key public infrastructure required in connection with new development. Section 106 (S106) agreements or undertakings may form part of a planning permission and typically require a developer to make a financial contribution towards local facilities, such as schools or public open space, as well as securing the provision of affordable housing. Collectively, they are known as ‘Section 106 planning obligations’.  Scarborough Borough Council has not adopted the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which is an alternative means of securing monies from development towards essential infrastructure.

S106 planning obligations are monitored to ensure compliance and to track their progress in a transparent the Borough Council publishes key data.  Starting with the financial year 2019-20, the government has made the publication of such data a legal requirement in the form of an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS). The first IFS for the Borough is attached below and covers both 2018-19 and 2019-20. This is to provide continuity from S106 Monitoring Reports, which have been in effect replaced by the IFS and were periodically published by the Council,  most recently in March 2018. The S106 Monitoring Reports going back to 2013 are also viewable below.