Definition of planning gain in English:

planning gain


  • [mass noun] Provision by a developer to include in a proposal projects beneficial to a community in exchange for permission for a commercially promising but potentially unacceptable development:

    ‘an evaluation can be made of the potential contribution of planning gain to regulating the development of rural land’
    [count noun] ‘the planning gains or conditions may include contribution to costs of infrastructure or provision of facilities’
    • ‘The developers would also pay £15,000 in section 106 planning gain for environmental improvements in the area, if the plans are approved.’
    • ‘Helsinki city council has built up a fund for developing the bus station based on planning gains for development of other sites under its aegis.’
    • ‘The council has previously said it would look at the issue of planning gains where appropriate.’
    • ‘Finance for the road itself could come from planning gain from the office developments still to take place.’
    • ‘For the future, there are proposals in England and Wales for the introduction of a levy on new-builds to finance planning gain, including affordable housing.’
    • ‘I shall do my best to see that they do not have to give away planning gains as well.’
    • ‘Around 50 106 agreements are made each year and recent high profile planning gains have included Kingston Theatre as part of Charter Quay.’
    • ‘She said the drive to create the Ilkley Skate Park had also benefited from planning gain money in recent years.’
    • ‘He held out the prospect of local authorities looking beyond simple planning gain and properly assessing transport gain - and then sharing in it.’
    • ‘In practice, the planning gain / obligation system has offered a useful and flexible tool for redressing the public/private balance in land development.’
    • ‘Councillors considered the replacement of the old Nissen hut as a planning gain and approved the application.’
    • ‘The planning gain for Haltemprice is that the office will bring an estimated 1,200 office jobs into the area, boosting local services and the housing market.’
    • ‘This is a principle that Dunster describes as using planning gain to facilitate carbon trading.’
    • ‘The Tesco alternative is a planning gain offer made by the supermarket chain in order to secure permission for a store extension.’
    • ‘The fact that the car park is to disappear is hardly a planning gain.’
    • ‘The Asst. Co. Manager said the reason he was recommending a contravention of the plan was because of the planning gain he saw coming from the development.’