Another loophole to avoid “Section 106” payments

S 106 payments are payable by developers to offset the disadvantages of their developments. They pay for such things as play areas or new facilities for residents. Developers do not like them (though they like Community Infrastructure Levy even less as it is a fixed cost per square metre and harder to get out of, especially when they are trumpeting the size of their luxury houses).

But, fear not developers, one of your number has worked out how to avoid shelling out on some S 106 payments:

http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20899:s-106-obligations-and-later-planning-permissions&catid=63&Itemid=31

Might a betting company open the odds on which East Devon developer will be first to take advantage of this newly-created loophole? So many to choose from!

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