Planning obligations and affordable housing

Planning Obligations (S106 agreements) are legal agreements which allow the Council to secure funds to pay for essential services or infrastructure needed as a result of new development.

With the introduction of the Harrow Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the Council will now fund strategic infrastructure through the levy.

Planning obligations will still be used to secure affordable housing and to mitigate site specific impacts.

This supplementary planning document has been prepared to clearly set out the Council's approach, policies and procedures in the use of planning obligations in relation to the Harrow CIL.


The draft Supplementary Planning Documents were available for comment between 11 July 2013 - 5 September 2013. They were subsequently adopted by Cabinet on 17 October 2013.

Request a copy

You can purchase a professionally bound copy of the Supplementary Planning Documents for £10 including postage and packaging. To request a copy, please contact us using the details below.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are used to provide further detail and guidance on the implementation of policies and proposals contained in Local Development Documents.

SPDs are non-statutory documents which are not subject to an independent examination and do not have Development Plan status.

However, they are subject to a thorough process of public consultation, in accordance with the council's Statement of Community Involvement and must also be consistent with national and regional planning policies.

While SPDs are not statutory documents, they are material considerations when assessing planning applications.

Planning policy

For information about planning policy matters and advice on the Harrow self-build register.

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