Planning gain and agreements/obligations Q & A DCP Section 4.6
These two topics are associated together as planning obligations are the legal means by which planning gain may be legally secured when such gain is to be achieved by contributions or physical provision of facilities away from the immediate site of a planning application. Planning obligations may also be used where a matter to be secured is not achievable through a planning condition. This close association is mirrored in the latest relevant ministerial advice on the subject-Circular 05/2005 Planning Obligations. This superseded former Circular 1/97 on 18/7/2005. Further discussion on both these subjects is also to be found in the relevant development topic sections of this manual.