Section 106 Fund

Supporting improvements within public open space, sport, recreation and community facilities

Due to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, planning legislation maintains the essential principle, that developments should pay for the social and physical infrastructure needs that arise from the development.

A developer pays for these needs through Section 106 contributions and in general will be required to contribute towards education, highways, public realm and/or public open space improvements.

Malvern Hills District Council is responsible for managing and allocating Section 106 contributions for public open space and does so through the Section 106 funding process.

Section 106 Fund Process

Prior to completing and submitting a Section 106 Fund application, you should:

  • Contact Community Services to confirm the availability of funding within the locality of your proposed project.
  • Contact your local Malvern Hills District Council ward members to discuss your project prior to submitting an application.       

Section 106 Testimonial

Rachel Webdell from Torridge District Council said:

"I have recently been tasked with reviewing the policy and protocol for the management of S106 funds at Torridge District Council.

"I approached Malvern Hills District Council about the ‘Section 106 Fund Guidance Notes' they produced, having undertaken internet research to identify best practice in this area and to obtain a greater understanding of how other Local Authorities monitor the spend process once funds are received.

"I was impressed by the detail and clarity these notes offer on the grant procedure and therefore enquired to see if Torridge District Council could use the guidance notes produced by Malvern Hills District Council as a basis for our own guidance".