Impossible undertakings hamper quality outcome

September 2008
Planning (14672073);9/12/2008, Issue 1786, p11
The article discusses the unilateral obligations under the amended section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in Great Britain. The Act allows anyone to enter into a planning obligation by agreement of otherwise. The phrase "or otherwise" serves as the only clue that planning obligations need not be the subject of an agreement. Developers sought to provide a solution to lack of reciprocity.


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