A new S106 Estimator tool has been produced to help estimate the likely S106 contributions that the Council will seek for different types of development.  The tool is designed to make the process more open and transparent and will give a summary of likely financial contributions for the following key infrastructure;

  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space
  • Education; and
  • Employment & Training

There will be incidences were additional contributions will be required but these will be negotiated on a case by case basis, not formula based in the same way and so cannot be included in the estimator.

The tool can be assessed by clicking the imagine below.  You are advised to read all the details set out before using the tool and always use the tool via the link below to ensure you have the latest version.

Section 106 Estimator

S106 Estimator 

Once you open up the estimator click on the button that describes the type of development you are proposing.

On each relevant sheet please complete the boxes in yellow and the rest of the fields are then populated via the built in formulas.

The estimator determines the contributions by using standard formulae and these are automatically calculated on the spreadsheet once all relevant information is entered.

If a mixed use scheme is being proposed then each relevant sheet needs completing.

S106 Estimator 

The S106 Estimator will calculate the following contributions that the Council may seek dependent on the type of development.

Type of Scheme Affordable Housing Open Space Employment & Training Education
Residential - non student Yes Yes Yes Yes
Residential - Purpose Built Student Yes Yes Yes No
Commercial No Yes Yes No


S106 Estimator 

This is a working tool to help developers understand the likely contributions that the Council will seek and cannot be a comprehensive assessment of all S106 contributions that the Council may request in light of a full evaluation of a planning application taking into account all material considerations. 

The tool is provided without prejudice to any decision the Council may take in the future and that the results are not binding on the Council or any of its committees.

S106 Estimator 

If you have any questions, please direct them in the following ways:

Query Email
General S106 queries planning@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Technical issues related to the S106 Estimator Tool localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

The S106 Estimator will be kept under review to ensure that it complies with any changes to legislation, guidance, new Supplementary Planning Documents.

For completeness, set out below is a note of changes to Estimator.

Version Date Summary of Change
2.0 19 May 2021 Amended to incorporate guidance from new SPDs (Purpose Built Student Accommodation and Education)
1.1 9 April 2021 Rounding issue amended for Affordable Housing Contributions where on site affordable houses are provided.
1.0 March 2021 N/A