Section 106 Agreement
Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 section 106
as amended by Planning and Compensation Act 1991 section 12.
This allows a legal bribe to be offered by a developer to the
planning authority in exchange for planning permission.
From Horsham Borough Council (5 September 2004): "Section
106 Agreements can be used to add conditions to development where
it is not appropriate to use a condition in the planning permission.
They also enable the Local Authority to secure provision or improvement
of existing infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of the
occupiers or users of new development. This is done by way of
land or finance contributions.
Section 106 Agreements
may enhance the quality of development and enable proposals to
go ahead which might otherwise be refused. Such Agreements should be relevant to planning,
directly related to the proposed development and necessary to
make it acceptable in land-use planning terms."