The Autumn Statement 2014 included a commitment to consult on measures to speed up section 106 agreements as part of the government’s commitment to delivering a faster and more effective planning system.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on proposals relating to the following two areas:

  • speeding up the negotiation and completion of section 106 planning obligations; and
  • whether the requirement to provide affordable housing contributions acts as a barrier to development providing dedicated student accommodation.

The consultation closes on 19 March 2015.