To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value was of planning obligations agreed to in each year since 2010-11; and what proportion of that value was attributed to (a) direct payments, (b) affordable housing and (c) other types of contributions.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
1 May 2018
This answer is a correction from the original answer.
The Government does not hold data for every year since 2010-11. In March this year we published a study on “The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England in 2016-17”. This found that last year Section 106 obligations with estimated value of £5.1 billion had been levied. This included affordable housing contributions worth an estimated £4 billion. £75 million of this was delivered through commuted sums, and the remainder was delivered in-kind.
Excluding affordable housing and land, s106 obligations to the value of £613.1 million were levied in direct contributions, and obligations to the value of £72.1 million were levied in in kind contributions.
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