Other types of applications

This section contains information for the other types of applications. Use the interactive map to find out if your property is a listed building or in a conservation area.

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 out more about the 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.

- CIL Charging Schedule

The CIL Charging Schedule for South Oxfordshire was adopted on 18 February 2016 and will take effect on 1 April 2016.

At this stage it is anticipated that the Charging Schedule will be implemented with effect from the 1 April 2016. The levy will apply to any planning application where a decision notice has not been issued before 1 April 2016.

Please submit the “Planning Application Additional Information Requirement Form This link will take you to an external website... ”  together with other forms and documentation. A CIL question form guidance note will help you complete the form This link will take you to an external website...

We require the information for new and or demolished floorspace to calculate the CIL charge if your application should be deemed CIL liable.

Some developments not requiring planning permission (permitted development) may also be liable to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy. Please submit a Planning Portal This link will take you to an external website... Notice of Chargeable Development Form’ Planning Portal This link will take you to an external website... before the commencement of the development.

Please read the guidance note for further information and the note explaining which CIL forms need to be submitted and when (116.6 KB) PDF  

Application Forms and Validation Checklists

Each link on the page menu contains the named application form together with the validation checklist, validation checklist guidance note and the relevant application guidance note.

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.

You can find a link to design and access guidance notes and fees sheet at the bottom of this page.

This section provides guidance on what information you need to submit in relation to sustainable design with your  planning application.  It also provides links to other pages and websites where you can find further information.

The Statement explains the proposal in relation to its context.  A good understanding of the context is essential to raise the quality of the design, access and sustainability of a proposal.  The statement must show how the proposal has addressed the nature of its surroundings and how it will improve the environment.

This sheet includes guidance on the fee you will need to include with your application.

New fees: Please note Parliament approved a new scale of fees in respect of Non Material Amendment applications and New Permission to Replace Extant applications made from 26 February 2010.

Change of Use of Employment to Other Uses

This guidance provides information required to support the planning applications for the change of use of employment or service trade sites to other uses.

Last reviewed: 03 - 04 - 2018

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