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Community Infrastructure Levy examination

Our viability evidence has been updated by independent consultants and a new draft CIL charging schedule has been agreed for public consultation by Cabinet and Council. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the consultation has been postponed until a later date. As soon as a decision is taken on the timing of the consultation, we will update this page and notify relevant parties in accordance with the CIL regulations 2010 (as amended).

For information, the previous CIL consultation undertaken so far is summarised below.

Revised CIL draft charging schedule in 2017

The Council’s original draft charging schedule was revised to take account of previous consultation responses, the CIL examiner’s initial findings, updated evidence and national policy. The revised draft charging schedule was the subject of a six week period of public consultation from 27 January 2017 until 10 March 2017.

The revised draft CIL charging schedule and a tracked changes version to illustrate the changes are available to download..

Documents made available as part of the consultation

Examination of charging schedule and suspension of examination 2015

The charging schedule was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination on 10 September 2015, together with a schedule of proposed minor modifications which were the subject of consultation from 16 September until 16 October 2015.

A copy of the letter confirming this submission is available to download together with the three responses received to the proposed minor modifications consultation.

Planning Inspector Mr Simon Emerson BSc, DipTP, MRTPI was the appointed CIL examiner.

The Examiner raised some initial concerns about the application of CIL charges for commercial development in different parts of the District. To address these concerns, the Council consulted on the introduction of settlement boundaries for the purposes of CIL to provide greater clarity as to where different CIL charges will apply.

The consultation ran from 20 November until 18 December 2015. 

Suspension of examination

There was some discussion of a number of CIL matters alongside the Local Plan examination session held on Thursday 26 November 2015. In light of the suspension of the Local Plan examination, the CIL examination was suspended until January 2016 alongside the Local Plan. The Council is aiming to resume the CIL examination in Spring 2017 following consultation on the revised draft charging schedule. A copy of the letter from the CIL examiner confirming the suspension of the examination is available to download.

Consultation on draft charging schedule 2014

As the first step to introducing CIL into West Oxfordshire, we consulted on a preliminary draft charging schedule from December 2013 to February 2014.

The consultation documents and responses are all available to view.