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Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)


The council can use planning obligations (also known as Section 106 Agreements) to secure developer contributions towards infrastructure, which can be financial contributions, affordable housing, the provision of land or restriction of use of land or the direct delivery of facilities. The purpose of planning obligations is to mitigate the direct impact of specific developments and to meet planning policy requirements.

In September 2017, the council adopted its Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which identifies how the council will ensure new development contributes to the provision of infrastructure such as roads, schools, community facilities, leisure facilities and open space.

Alongside our review of the Developer Contributions SPD, the council is currently undertaking a review of its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule This is to take into account the adoption of Part 2 of the Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 and changes to the CIL Regulations in 2019. .  The Draft CIL Charging Schedule and all relevant documentation can be accessed here.

Public Consultation on our Draft Developer Contributions SPD

Public consultation on our Draft Developer Contributions SPD (carried out in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) ended on 8 February 2021. The Draft Developer Contributions SPD consulted upon can be accessed below:

What Happens Next?

The procedure for preparing and adopting the Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document must be carried out in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. The draft SPD does not require independent examination. However, under Regulation 12, after the consultation period has come to an end, the council must prepare a statement setting out: who was consulted in the document’s preparation; a summary of the main issues raised by respondents; and how those issues have been addressed. The draft SPD can then be considered for adoption by the council.

Sharing your personal details

The council will publish the above statement on its website. Comments submitted by individuals, businesses and/or organisations will be summarised, alongside their name. No other contact details will be published.

Please refer to our Privacy Notice regarding how your personal data is used for this consultation. If you would like to know more about the council’s data protection registration or to find out about your personal data, please visit

Any queries?

If you have any questions regarding the Draft Developer Contributions SPD, please contact the Vale Planning Policy Team on 01235 422600 or email

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