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Our approach to S106

Last updated: 2 October 2020

S106 developer contributions have to be used in line with policy requirements, regulations and conditions set in S106 agreements, in order to mitigate the impact of development.

Read our overview of S106 funding [PDF, 0.1MB], which sets out what they are for and how they can be used. It explains the differences between generic and specific S106 contributions.

S106 agreements

If you have a question about an S106 agreement, contact

S106 processes

Needs for specific S106 contributions, to mitigate the impact of planning applications for new major developments, are considered in reports to the Planning Committee. For major growth areas on the fringes of Cambridge, they are considered by the Joint Development Control Committee.

Proposals for the use of generic S106 funding are assessed against our S106 selection criteria and reported to the relevant scrutiny committee. Decisions on which eligible proposals to fund are then made by the appropriate executive councillor.

Grant agreements

All community and sports facility projects funded by S106 grants to community groups and organisations have community use agreements to ensure that they are accessible to all.

Other funding sources