What is the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)?
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local planning authorities to raise funds from developers who are carrying out building projects in their area. CIL can be charged on most new developments on a pound (£) per square metre basis and can be used for improvements to local infrastructure such as roads, schools and open spaces.
The Council first published its CIL draft charging schedule in March 2015 and would now like to know your views on a revised draft charging schedule.
The consultation documents are available to view online on the WODC website.
The consultation closes on 10 March 2017.
How to respond?
If you wish to respond, representations may be made in writing or by way of electronic communications.
The postal address for written submissions is as follows:
Planning Policy Team
West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
All persons making representations may request the right to be heard by the examiner and all representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of the following matters:
• that the revised Draft Charging Schedule has been submitted for examination;
• the publication of the recommendations of the examiner and the reasons for those recommendations; and
• the approval of the charging schedule by the charging authority (West Oxfordshire District Council)
What happens next?
Following the close of the consultation period on 10 March, the representations received will be considered and submitted to the CIL examiner together with a package of supporting documentation.
At that point a timetable will be agreed for the CIL hearings. These are likely to take place in spring 2017.
For further information please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01993 861667.
CPRE Oxfordshire, 27 February