Fees for Compliance Checks
Confirmation of compliance with planning obligations
If you require information relating to compliance with planning obligations please follow the guidelines below when making this request:
Requests for Copy Documents
Due to the size of most s106 Agreements and mailbox limitations we are not always able to provide copy documents. These documents are available to download free of charge by visiting our Public Access website and searching under the relevant planning application.
Please note that if you are searching under a reserved matters application you will need to refer to the corresponding outline application for any s106 documents
Requests for confirmation that planning obligations have been complied with
In order that we may assist with your request please provide the following information:
- Valid planning reference in the format 99/00123/FULL
- The date of the legal agreement to which your enquiry relates
- Details of which clause/clauses you require this information for
Is there a fee for this service?
Yes - there is a £180 initial compliance check fee applicable from 1st April 2023. This covers the checking of one legal agreement and compliance checks on up to a maximum of two obligations to the (Mid Devon) District Council. Please note that we do not monitor obligations to the County Council; you are advised to contact Devon County Council directly to check compliance with such obligations.
Where there are more than two obligations to the District Council you will have the option to proceed with a full compliance check. There is a further fee of £60 per additional obligation that requires checking.
For example; a s106 agreement containing financial contributions towards off-site affordable housing, air quality mitigation, off-site open space and local community facilities would cost £180 for the initial compliance check and a further £120 to proceed with the full compliance check.
The fees are reviewed and updated annually from 1st April.
How to pay
Following confirmation that you wish to proceed with an initial or full compliance check (subject to receipt of the information above), you will be provided with a unique reference number for the purposes of making payment and details of how to pay.
Timescales for responses
We aim to provide a response within 10 working days from receipt of payment. Occasionally this may take longer if further information from a third party is required.