Bidding for Planning Obligation Funds

West Somerset Council collects Planning Obligations (for example, Section 106) funding from developers to spend on community centre enhancements, play and recreation areas, cycle ways, footpaths, open spaces, recreation facilities, bus shelters, natural landscape improvements, community orchards and allotment provision. 

These funds will be used within the vicinity of a development to mitigate the effects of the development on the local area.

Usually the Planning Obligations agreements are flexible in detail regarding the actual allocation of the funds, so local parish/town councils and community groups can be involved in the decision process.

These pages will provide further information on the Planning Obligation funding available and the application process.

Please note these guidance notes do not relate to the Hinkley Point Community Impact Mitigation (CIM) Fund. To view separate forms and guidance notes please see the CIM Fund page.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Helen Phillips
Housing & Community Projects Officer

Email: or Telephone:  01823 219438