Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new development in their area.  The money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure to support growth set out in the adopted Local Plan. 

The Council is proposing to carry out a public Examination of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) on 23 February 2017.

In preparation for the Examination, the Council has identified a number of further modifications that are required to the DCS before the Examination.

The updated DCS sets out proposed new CIL rates for different types of development and identifies those strategic sites where a zero rate of CIL is proposed. All the figures in the DCS have been identified through an updated viability assessment, which was based on infrastructure figures set out in an updated Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

Amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule

The Planning Inspector has reviewed the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) and has requested clarification on four minor inconsistencies. This has resulted in the Council updating the DCS as follows: 

  • including reference to South of Faringdon in Table 1 (section 1.7)
  • adding maps for Shrivenham and Didcot (pages 8 and 9)
  • rewording the title of map 4 to charging zone for supermarkets and retail warehousing in section 1.13 (now map 6)
  • updating CIL Zone 4 to charging zone for supermarkets and retail warehousing in the key to map 4 (now map 6 – page 10)

 The Planning Inspector's comments, the updated Draft Charging Schedule and the supporting documents are all available to download below:

Public consultation 

Public consultation on the documents will run for a 6 week period from Thursday 15 December 2016 until 5pm on Thursday 26 January 2017. Comments received after this time will not be accepted. Please be aware that all comments we receive will be publicly available to view on our website.

Responses to the consultation can be made:

After the consultation period closes, the Council will consider the representations, make any appropriate adjustments and, following the CIL Examination, publish final versions of the documents.

Please note that those making representations on the CIL DCS also have the right to be heard in person at the Examination from 10am on 23 February (with 24 February held in reserve for continuation if required). The Examination will be conducted by Planning Inspector Malcolm Rivett and is being held at the Beacon, Wantage. Please indicate on your response form if you wish to attend.

We are also consulting on our draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document. The details can be found on our Section 106 page 

Background information

Vale of White Horse District Council submitted the Community Infrastructure Levy to the Secretary of State on Friday 17 April 2015 for independent examination. The original documents submitted are available below: 

Last reviewed: 18 - 01 - 2017

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