New development in West Northamptonshire places additional pressures on existing infrastructure and services, such as schools, community and leisure facilities, highways and transport, health services and the natural environment.
In order for Council services to continue to run effectively, it is often necessary for developers to contribute towards the provision of new or expanded infrastructure to mitigate the impacts of development.
Planning obligations are one of the mechanisms (in conjunction with the Community Infrastructure Levy, highways agreements and planning conditions) through which developers of land contribute towards the provision of facilities and infrastructure, which are necessary to support the growth of West Northamptonshire. These can be in the form of financial contributions towards facilities and services, or in some cases directly delivering such infrastructure through physical works.
Last updated 10 July 2023