Planning Services

We offer a comprehensive range of planning services to public and private sector clients including residential, commercial, leisure and community-led schemes.

Section 106 and Affordable Housing

RCA are specialists in the negotiation of Section 106 agreements and affordable housing viability assessments for individual sites.  We regularly undertake this type of work for both local planning authorities and private sector developers and where we work for private sector developers, we can assist in making non-viable schemes viable by demonstrating the impact of planning obligations upon scheme viability.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

More recently, the emergence of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has created a tension between the prioritisation of different forms of planning obligations, where CIL charging schedules are in place.  However, many local planning authorities are still in the process of preparing both district-wide affordable housing viability assessments and CIL charging schedules and this is one area where RCA can assist in the production of these strategic level reports.