Register of Voluntary Planning Agreements

A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) is an agreement entered into by a planning authority such as a council and a developer.

Voluntary Planning Agreements are often used to secure certain things in new developments or instead of Development Contribution Plans where a developer agrees to provide or fund: 

  • public amenities and services
  • affordable housing
  • transport or other infrastructure
  • environmental works or benefits

Voluntary Planning Agreements can secure the developer's contributions through:

  • the dedication of land
  • monetary contributions
  • construction of infrastructure
  • provision of materials for public benefit and/or use


The register for VPAs as well as a copy of any VPA entered into post 1 July 2022, can be found here.(PDF, 161KB)