Section 106 Agreements

Following the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the council revised its Developer Contributions SPD (September 2013). This guidance covers CIL, Planning obligations (Section 106 Agreements) and planning conditions. This guidance covers CIL, Planning obligations (Section 106 Agreements) and planning conditions.

The CIL replaces Section 106 contributions for many forms of infrastructure. Section 106 contributions will however continue to be used for site specific infrastructure including affordable housing. Some sites will make both a CIL payment and a Section 106 contribution.


How can I make payment?

You may pay the planning obligation using the following payment methods:

  1. Online

    The best way to make a payment is by paying online. You will need:

    • Application reference number
    • Amount to be paid
    • Site or planning location address
    • Email for receipt (optional)

    Pay online

    If you have trouble making an online payment, please email the Council’s S106 Officer.

  2. BACS:

    Please ensure you enter your invoice number, which can be found on the correspondence you will have received, as the payment reference. The account details are:

    • Sort code: 30-00-00
    • Account no: 00332526

Frequently asked questions

My development is CIL liable and also subject to a S106 Agreement, do I need to pay both? SHOW


Why do I still need to complete a S106 Agreement? SHOW


My development is not viable if I pay both S106 and CIL, what options are available? SHOW


If you have a question about a discharge of planning obligations within a S106 please contact the Planning Agreements Officer. Please note there is a charge of £97 for this information.

Planning Agreements Officer

Tel: 023 8083 4247 or 07392 864595

Email: planning.obligations@southampton.gov.uk