Planning obligations

Securing planning obligations

The Planning Obligations Strategies for the North and South are no longer in use.

We are developing a revised Planning Obligations Strategy for the whole of Central Bedfordshire that will sit alongside the our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Until this is adopted, applicants should seek advice from their case officer on what planning obligations may be sought. These will be determined on a case by case basis and will be levied in accordance with the legal tests below set out in the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).

Planning obligations must be:

  • necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms
  • directly related to the development
  • fairly reasonably related in scale and kind to the development