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. 

Vale of White Horse District Council is carrying out a Public Examination of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS).  The Examination will be conducted by Planning Inspector Malcolm Rivett. 

The CIL Examination was due to take place on 23 February 2017 (with 24 February held in reserve for continuation if required).  After careful consideration we have decided to postpone the CIL Examination hearing. Postponing the hearing will enable us to take full account of the 48 responses received during the latest round of consultations, and to carefully consider if we wish to propose any further modifications. 

In preparation for the Examination, the council consulted on a number of further modifications that are required to the DCS. 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 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.

The consultation ran from Thursday 15 December 2016 to 5pm on Thursday 26 January 2017. We have now submitted the feedback received to the Planning Inspector for consideration at the Public Examination and responses made during the consultation are available via our online portal.

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

We will provide an update on this page as soon as a new date for the hearing has been confirmed.


Documents for download

The Planning Inspector reviewed the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule (DCS) and has requested clarification on four minor inconsistencies. This resulted in the Council updating the DCS on 19 January 2017 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:

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: 15 - 02 - 2017

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