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December 18, 2020

Vale council makes changes to infrastructure spending

Vale of the White Horse District Council has made changes to its strategy for infrastructure funding in a move to release further funds for larger community projects across the district. The changes to the way the council spends Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds will mean that money secured from housing developments in the district will […]

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December 10, 2020

Leader’s statement to Council 9 December 2020

New Corporate Plan Projects Underway Since adopting our new Corporate Plan, Cabinet members have been working with officers to prioritise the projects and getting stuck into delivery. As we have heard this evening, Cabinet is pushing forward with Civil Parking Enforcement for the District, the new website is live and looking great, we have insourced […]

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December 2, 2020

Vale and South councils raise £53m for community infrastructure

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have raised £53,030,143 for local infrastructure since April 2016 from housing developers building new homes in the districts. There are two main ways the councils raise cash for infrastructure – legal agreements with developers known as Section 106 agreements that are signed before planning permission can […]

November 26, 2020

Response to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Responding to the Chancellor’s spending review, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “The additional funding for local government should help towards some of the gaps associated with the pandemic – the enormous level of support we’ve provided to our communities and businesses has severely impacted our finances, as has […]

November 3, 2020


Oxfordshire councils have called on the Government for better financial support – not only for their continued Coronavirus response, which will become more significant and expensive in light of the second lockdown announcement, but also to ensure there is enough funding for councils to provide their day-to-day services for communities in the longer term. In […]

November 3, 2020

Vale Council objects to Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system

Vale of the White Horse District Council has written to the Government objecting to many of its proposed reforms to the current planning system. The Government’s proposed changes were outlined in the Planning for the Future white paper which sets out reforms. The council sent a letter to Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for […]