CIL Charging Schedule - adoption and examination

The CIL Charging Schedule for South Oxfordshire District Council was adopted at full council meeting on 18 February 2016 and took effect on 1 April 2016

This followed two rounds of public consultations and examination by an independent Planning Inspector.

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Examination of the CIL Draft Charging Schedule

The Secretary of State appointed Ms Katie Child BSc (HONS) MA MRTPI of the Planning Inspectorate to conduct the examination.

A Public hearing took place on 29 July 2015.

The Examiner requested that we provide further information (please see below).

Following further modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule area map we received the Examiner’s report on the Examination of the draft CIL Charging Schedule on 17 December 2015. The report concluded that the South Oxfordshire CIL Charging Schedule is set at a level that will not put the overall development of the area at risk.

Further information to Examiner following hearing on 29 July 2015 

SODC/CIL/9 – Initial response to examiner’s letter of 19 August 2015

SODC/CIL/10 – Full response to examiner’s letter of 19 August 2015

1 – Site sensitivity testing of densities

2 a - Latest information on infrastructure costs for three strategic sites

2 b - Strategic sites – updated analysis, August 2015, by BNP Paribas Real Estate

2 c - Viability appraisal for Didcot North East

2 d - Viability appraisal for Ladygrove East Didcot

2 e - Viability appraisal for site B Wallingford  

3 - Residential viability buffers

4 - Office lettings August 2013 – August 2015

REP/Post hearing – Representations received post hearing

Modifications to the CIL Draft Charging Schedule – Charging area map

From 23 October to 20 November 2015 we invited representations on the modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule, charging area map. The modifications are in relation to Didcot, that the boundary should follow the Town (Parish) boundary of Didcot. Please click on the Statement of Modifications below:

SUB/17 – Statement of Modifications, October 2015

We received six representations. The document below sets out representations and the council’s justification to the Modifications.

SUB/18 – CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Representations to Statement of Modifications, November 2015

All comments received have been forwarded to the Examiner (via the Programme Officer). 

All examiner’s questions are listed below:

ED/1 - Note from the examiner

ED/2 - Briefing Note, June 2015

ED/3 - Examiner's Main Issues and Questions, 15 June 2015

ED/4 - Examiner's Agenda, Programme for hearing on 29 July 2015

ED/5 - Post hearing questions

ED/6 – Letter from Examiner, re charging zone map, 21 October 2015

All council’s response to examiner’s questions are listed below:

SODC/CIL/1 - email 8 June 2015

SODC/CIL/2 - Letter 10 June 2015

SODC/CIL/3 - Response to examiners main issues and questions

SODC/CIL/4 - Appendix 1 - Compliance Statement 

SODC/CIL/5 - Appendix 2 - Infrastructure requirements and costs for three strategic sites)

SODC/CIL/6 - Housing Trajectory

SODC/CIL/7 - Council's response to Boyer Planning representation

SODC/CIL/8 - Response to Boyer Planning by BNP Paribas

SODC/CIL/9 – Initial response to examiner’s letter of 19 August 2015

SODC/CIL/10 – Full response to examiner’s letter (ED/5)

SODC/CIL/12 – Council’s response to Savills dated 6 Aug 2015

Further statements from Representors are set out below:

REP/728927/001 – Representation from West Waddy on behalf of Oxford Brookes University

REP/847154/001 – Representation from Boyer Planning

REP/730097/001 - Berinsfield Parish Council

REP/866553/001 Statement of Common Ground from Savills

REP/866553/002 Letter from Savills dated 4 Sep 2015

Additional documents supplied to the Examiner as a result of questions are listed below:

SODC/ADI/1 - South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 - Refined Options (February 2015)

SODC/ADI/2 - Science Vale Area Action Plan - Issues and Scope Document (February 2015)

SODC/ADI/3 - Detailed residential appraisal workings

SODC/ADI/4 - Viability Study Appendix 4, commercial appraisal showing metric measurements

SODC/ADI/5 - Viability assessment student accommodation

Submission of Draft Charging Schedule

Following two consultations the council submitted the CIL Draft Charging Schedule and supporting documents for examination on 8 May 2015 (see our Submission Library). These can be made available (electronic or paper copies) on request and be inspected at local libraries and the council offices.   

Supporting documents for examination – please click on Submission Library to view any of the following:

  • SUB/1 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Statement of Modifications, May 2015
  • SUB/2 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, submission version, May 2015
  • SUB/3 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Consultation Statement, May 2015 SUB/4 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Statement of Submission, May 2015 SUB/5 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Draft Regulation 123 List (amended), May 2015
  • SUB/6 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Public consultation, February 2015
  • SUB/7 - CIL Infrastructure Planning and Funding gap, February 2015
  • SUB/8 - CIL Draft Charging Schedule, Statement of Representations Procedure, February 2015
  • SUB/9 - CIL Draft Instalments Policy, February 2015
  • SUB/10 - Viability Study, February 2015
  • SUB/11 - Infrastructure Delivery Plan, February 2015
  • SUB/12 - CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, Consultation Report, February 2015
  • SUB/13 - CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, Public consultation, October 2014
  • SUB/14 - Core strategy
  • SUB/15 - Local Plan
  • SUB/16 - Viability assessment, October 2014 

Modifications to the CIL Draft Charging Schedule

We published minor modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule and Draft Regulation 123 list as a result of representations received and also to word it such to state the facts from the date of when the charging schedule takes effect. From 8 May to 5 June 2015 we published The Statement of Modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule for consultation. We received nine representations:

Representations to Modifications

DCMS - Representations to Statement of Modifications, June 2015 (summary table)

DCM2 - Representations – Scottish Southern Energy

DCM11 - Representations – Natural England

DCM12 - Representations - Jennings

DCM13 - Representations – Historic England

DCM18 - Savills, National House Builder and Landowner Consortium

DCM23 - West Waddy ADP on behalf of Oxford Brookes University

DCM25 - Representations – Barton Willmore on behalf of Mr and Mrs Cook

DCM26 - Representations – Blue Cedar Homes

DCMPB - Representations – The Planning Bureau Ltd

First consultation (Preliminary Draft)

From 20 October to 17 November 2014 we published a CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for consultation, and received 34 responses.

Last reviewed: 19 - 08 - 2016

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