The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a consultation on proposals for speeding up the process of negotiating and completing section 106 agreements. In particular, the consultation will discuss:
The consultation is also seeking views on whether the requirement to provide affordable housing contributions acts as a barrier to the provision of dedicated student accommodation. The government will consult further on any changes in relation to student accommodation should the responses to this consultation suggest that there is an issue.
The consultation applies to England only and closes on 19 March 2015.