Developer contributions

Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.


Developer Contributions help deliver infrastructure that new homes and local economies need. These contributions are section 106 agreements (s106) and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Infrastructure Funding Statement

Any planning authority that issues a:

  • CIL liability notice, or
  • enters into section 106 agreement,

needs to publish an Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) every year. The IFS includes detail on the amount of:

  • developer contributions collected,
  • allocated, and
  • spent

This is to make the process of infrastructure funding more transparent.  Cornwall Council have produced an Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2019/20

s106 Agreements

Planning authorities and developers negotiate s106 agreements. These then secure the contributions necessary to make a development acceptable.

For further information on s106 agreements, please access the following links: 

Planning contributions for primary care services

Cornwall Council has worked with:

  • NHS Kernow;
  • NHS England; and
  • NHS Improvement

Together we have produced the following guidance: 

This guide responds to levels of growth. This will increase impact on primary care services in Cornwall. This growth creates a need for extra resource and funding for health care premises. For example, extra housing increases local population pressure on health care services. The planning system needs to help ensure provision of extra health care in affected areas. The level of extra resource is subject to viability testing. This is supported by both:

The guidance note sets out how NHS Kernow aim to collect financial contributions. This will help to reduce the impact of development on health care provision where need is identified. It relates only to primary care services at present.

Contributions will only be sought where NHS Kernow identify a need. (This is in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement). More information is available on NHS Kernow’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee webpage.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a fixed charge per square metre on development. The funds generated help tackle the cumulative impact of development related to infrastructure.

For further information please see our Community Infrastructure Levy web page.

Story Map

The story map provides information on: 

  • s106 monies received in each Parish and Community Network Area;
  • the planning application the receipts relate to;
  • the amount of s106 money spent in the area; and
  • what it was spent on. 

Please note: we update this information every three months for s106 and every six months for CIL.

Developer Contributions and Covid

S106 and CIL payments will still need to be paid.

For CIL, please see the Instalment Policy, which, in short, sets out the below in more detail:

  • the first payment is due 6 months after starting work
  • the second payment would be due 12 months after starting work
  • the next payment after another 6 months, and so on. 

For queries about CIL please contact the Infrastructure Team:

For queries about s106 payments please contact the Infrastructure Team

Do you think you may not be able to meet some or all of the requirements in your s106 legal agreement? If so, please contact the planning case officer.  This is the planning officer who dealt with your application. For concerns about the affordable housing requirement only, please contact:

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