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An open spaces statement provides details of public amenity space in your proposal.
A Section 106 (S106) is a legal agreement between you as the developer and us as the Local Planning Authority. An S106 aims to make sure your proposed development makes a positive contribution to the local area and community.
A Management plan gives details of who will look after public space when you have finished your development.
Open space statement
If your proposal is for a major development, you must submit an Open space statement. Your statement must:
- set out the amount of land that proposed for public amenity space
- include any open space, play space, formal sport space and allotments
- show any land that is either to be used as Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS), or a combined use of SUDS and open space. This must be shown in the land amount figures
You can include your Open space statement as part of your planning statement.
If your proposal is for a major development you need to make an S106 contribution. The level of this contribution depends on the scale of your proposed development. We will agree your S106 contribution with you during the application process.
You must provide details of your solicitor, so that any financial contributions can be secured.
We will agree any financial contributions with you through a unilateral undertaking or S106 agreement.
If your proposal is for a major development, you must submit a management plan. Your plan must:
- include who is responsible for maintaining the public space when your development is finished
- provide details of open spaces including the roads and other public facilities, will be managed
- show all land, including any private drives, which is to be managed by the management company
You can use our website to:
You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on open space statement, other s106 contributions and management plans and other types of planning applications.
You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service.
Personal and confidential statement
We may publish any information you submit as part of your application. You must tell us if there is any information you do not want us to publish when you submit your application.
If however, we believe that this information is in the public interest, we reserve the right to publish it.
We may also decide parts of your submission are not in the public interest and may redact this information. This information may include telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures.
- When you need to submit this information
Depending on the details of your application, you may have to submit a contamination risk assessment when you are making an application for:
- Advertising consent
- Agricultural development
- Certificate of lawful use for a proposed development
- Certificate of lawful use for an existing development
- Change of use
- Commercial, industrial and non-residential
- Demolition of an unlisted building
- Discharge of conditions
- Householder planning consent
- Listed building consent
- Non-material amendment
- Outline permission with all reserved matters
- Outline permission with some reserved matters
- Permission in principle
- Prior approval
- Prior notification
- Removal or variation of conditions
- Reserved matters
- Residential new build
- Technical details consent
If your application is for one of these types of planning permission, you need to submit an Open space statement, Other S106 Contributions and Management plan if your proposal is for a major development.
- Validation requirements
- National requirement. You can find details of this requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework
- Local requirement. You can find details of this requirement in:
- Local plan review policy LPP53
- Core strategy policy CS10
- Core strategy policy CS11
- Draft local plan policy LPP53
- Our Open space SPD