Forms and guidance notes to complete a householder application
This form contains specific information relating to the application form. Please download and read it before completing your application. If your property is a listed building or in a conservation area, different rules apply. Use the interactive Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings map to find out if your property is affected.
Once you have completed your application please send it to our office with any supporting information.
A validation checklist is a tick list to help you make sure you have submitted everything necessary to make a planning application. We may need some additional information if your property is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Use the interactive map to find out if this applies to your property.
This advice note explains how we decide if your planning application is valid, how important it is to use the relevant application validation checklist and some general advice that we encourage you to think about before submitting an application. It also provides our contact details and other useful contacts.
This advice explains how we decide your application and timescales to the application process.
To help us decide your planning application as quickly as we can, here's the best way to submit it:
- or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- make sure any attachments are in PDF format (there's a file size limit of 5MB)
Householder Prior Notification
This applies where the proposed works are limited to a single-storey rear extension of a depth between four metres and eight metres for a detached house, or between three metres and six metres for any other type of house. You must notify the local planning authority of your intention to use this right. It does not apply to flats or properties within a conservation area or area of outstanding natural beauty. To find out if your property is in one of these areas, use our interactive map
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that local authorities can implement to help deliver infrastructure and to support the development of their area. The money raised can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure including schools, transport, flood defences, community and leisure facilities, recreation, health and police facilities. You can find more information on CIL here.
This means certain types of new development within South Oxfordshire will be subject to a charge to provide new infrastructure in the district. The CIL charge applied to new build residential development and large extensions will be £150 per square metre across the district, except in Didcot and Berinsfield where the CIL charge will be £85 per square metre.
The CIL charge for new supermarkets, superstores and retail warehouses will be £70 per square metre. Please note that indexation is applied.
The CIL Charging schedule for South Oxfordshire was adopted on 18 February 2016 and took effect on 1 April 2016.
We require the information for new and or demolished floorspace to calculate the CIL charge if your application should be deemed CIL liable. Please note that only relevant buildings that have been in lawful use (for at least six months within the last three years) can be considered for the purpose of calculating CIL.
If your application is CIL liable, please provide floor plans showing how the floorspace has been calculated, as this will help us process your application more efficiently. Please see examples.
Please read the guidance note for further information and the note explaining
Last reviewed: 03 - 04 - 2018