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Review of the South Oxfordshire Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

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Public consultation on our revised Draft Developer Contributions SPD ran from 15 February until 22 March 2022. The Council is now considering all the representations made and preparing a schedule of responses, which will be published on this webpage prior to the draft SPD being considered for adoption by the Council in Autumn 2022.


The council can require developers (under what are called ‘Section 106 Agreements’) to contribute towards the infrastructure needed to mitigate the direct impact of their development and to meet planning policy requirements. This can be in the form of financial contributions, the provision of affordable housing, the provision of land or restriction of use of land or the direct delivery of facilities.

In April 2016, the council adopted its Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), a document that sets out how the council will ensure new development contributes to the provision of infrastructure such as roads, schools, community facilities, leisure facilities and open space.

Alongside our review of the Developer Contributions SPD, the council is also undertaking a review of its current Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule. You can find out more about what the CIL Charging Schedule is and why we are reviewing the document here.

Public Consultation on our Draft Developer Contributions SPD (February 2022)

Between 15 February and 22 March 2022, we carried out public consultation[1] and invited comments on the following document:

You can view a hard copy of this document at the district council offices on Milton Park.

What Happens Next?

We do not need to submit the Developer Contributions SPD for independent examination, but we are now reviewing all the comments we received during the consultation and preparing a Consultation Statement, which will cover the main issued raised and how we have addressed them in an updated final version of the SPD. We expect that the SPD will be considered for adoption in Autumn 2022. Please bear in mind there will be a range of opinions for us to take into account so while your view will always be considered, it might not be reflected in the final SPD.

Any Queries?

If you have any questions or would like further information regarding the review of our Developer Contributions SPD, please contact the South Oxfordshire Planning Policy Team on 01235 422600 or email

The draft SPD is also available to view in alternative formats (e.g. large print, Braille, audio, email, Easy Read and alternative languages) on request. Please contact us on 01235 422425 or email for support to access the document.

Supporting documents:

Data protection If you submitted a comment on the draft SPD, it may be published in full or as a summary alongside your name in our Consultation Statement. If you submitted a comment on behalf of a business/organisation, it may be published in full or as a summary alongside your name and the business/organisation in our Consultation Statement. No other personal contact details will be published.

To find out how your personal data is used for the consultations and for information on how the council holds, uses and stores your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

[1] Under Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

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