Building coalition calls for a s.106 holiday

A coalition of organisations in the construction industry has called for the suspension of section 106 agreements to help the sector survive the recession. The group wants a s.106 holiday, and then a cap on the value of such agreements; it wants targets for all local authorities to fast track the planning process to release and designate land for social housing; and wants to develop a ‘coherent strategy’ to deal with existing housing stock to make them more energy efficient.