S106 Planning Obligations

Planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), commonly known as s106 agreements, are a mechanism which make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms, that would not otherwise be acceptable. They are focused on site specific mitigation of the impact of development. s106 agreements are often referred to as 'developer contributions' along with highway contributions and the Community Infrastructure Levy.

The common uses of planning obligations are to secure affordable housing, and to specify the type and timing of this housing; and to secure financial contributions to provide infrastructure or affordable housing.

Planning obligations on Kings Hill


Phase 1 Planning Obligations
Phase 2 Planning Obligations
Phase 3 Planning Obligations 
Phase 5 - Tower View and Kings Hill Avenue - Planning Obligations
Phase 5 - Kings Hill Avenue and Abbey Wood Road - Planning Obligations
Phase 5 - Jubilee Way - Planning Obligations
Original Agreements
s106 Phase 1
s106 Phase 2
s106 Phase 3
s106 - Phase 5 - Tower View and Kings Hill Avenue, 
s106 - Phase 5 - Kings Hill Avenue and Abbey Wood Road
s106 - Phase 5 - Jubilee Way


Original Outline Permission For Kings Hill 

At a Glance

The Phase 3 permission has been formally granted by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council following lengthy negotiations to agree planning conditions and other obligations. Details of the application can be found on the TMBC website.

As part of the Phase 3 outline application there are a number of obligations and planning conditions including:

  • The safeguarding of a site for a place of worship and memorial garden – this site is on where the tennis courts are located on Gibson Drive. The tennis courts will be moved elsewhere on Kings Hill or the Kings Hill Sports Park. Details of the relocated site will be subject to a full planning application to be submitted by the developers to TMBC sometime in the future
  • Additional sports facilities (pitches, courts and trim trail) at the Kings Hill Sports Park
  • A youth outdoor recreational facility such as a skate park or similar – subject to further public consultation
  • New allotments
  • Extension to the Community Centre subject to further consultation
  • Contribution to extend the new third primary school on Kings Hill
  • Bus service improvements
  • Additional parks, gardens, amenity open space and playgrounds
  • Pedestrian crossing on Tower View near the Asda roundabout
  • Strategic pedestrian, equestrian and cycle links
  • 112 Affordable housing units