South Oxfordshire consults on CIL preliminary draft charging schedule

Out-Law News | 21 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm |

South Oxfordshire District Council has opened consultation on its community infrastructure levy (CIL) preliminary draft charging schedule (PDCS), proposing rates of up to £150 per square metre for residential developments.

The Council has proposed in the PDCS (15-page / 1.5 MB PDF) to divide the district into two charging zones for residential developments, including extra care facilities.  In 'Zone 2', which includes Didcot and the village of Berinsfield, a rate of £85 per sq m has been proposed.

A draft levy of £150 per sq m would apply to residential development in 'Zone 1' which covers the rest of the district, save for three residential strategic sites. A nil rate has been proposed for residential development at the strategic sites of 'Didcot North East', 'Ladygrove East' and 'Wallingford Site B'.

A district-wide rate of £70 per sq m has been proposed for large supermarkets, superstores and retail warehouses. Office development will attract a draft levy of £35 per sq m.

A district-wide nil rate levy has been proposed for all other uses, including hotels, small retail units and care homes.

The Council said in the PDCS that a formal decision has not yet been made as to whether a discretionary CIL relief policy will be adopted.

The public consultation ends on 17 November.