Section 106 (s106) demands, or requirements are a planning constraint. They are stated as a ‘Planning Condition’ by the local planning authority at the time of planning permission being granted.
The purpose of s106 requirements is to boost and support the local community / economy and ensure that a particular construction project contributes to this.
They traditionally make demands regarding local labour and procurement targets, forcing the contractors to achieve certain targets, e.g. ensure 10% of all labour requirements are sourced ‘locally’, which usually means from that council’s catchment area.
WPS offers a flexible service whereby we can provide simply consultancy / support through to total managing of the ‘process’, which would include:-
- local council liaison to ascertain what targets have to be achieved / what ‘initiatives/activities’, etc. qualify as contributing to satisfying the demands
- put in place agreements with the various subcontractors in order to share the burden of the s106 target fairly across all contractors contributing to the project.
- visit the list of acceptable contributing activities to select those which are suitable for the project to implement.
- organise and implement the necessary activities, which could include procuring apprentices from colleges or work experience opportunities
- ongoing monitoring of progress
- formally reporting to the local council according to their requirement (e.g. quarterly)
- achieving final ‘sign off’ from the council proving that the s106 requirements and therefore liability are satisfied.
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