The pros and cons of relaxing section 106 obligations in the wake of the lockdown

The government is facing calls to make it easier for developers to renegotiate section 106 agreements during the coronavirus crisis, in order to prevent development projects being rendered unviable by the economic fallout. However, some commentators say it is too early for such measures to be introduced because the impact of the pandemic on viability is not yet clear.

by Joey Gardiner
Construction: downturn has led to calls for planning obligation requirements to be relaxed (pic: Getty)
Construction: downturn has led to calls for planning obligation requirements to be relaxed (pic: Getty)

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