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Vale’s BIG 3 consultation

Between now and 19 December (at 4:30pm, precisely), you can have your say on three key Vale Planning policies.

Here’s what the Vale’s own official notifications say:

1. The Local Plan 2031 Part One: Strategic Sites and Policies looks at strategic planning across the Vale up until 2031. The plan provides guidance on the provision of land for 20,560 new homes in the district from 2011 to 2031. This is the final consultation on the Local Plan 2031.

2. The Vale of White Horse Design Guide Review provides guidance to decision makers and those wishing to develop housing on the rules we will use to assess high quality, well designed homes and neighbourhoods in our district.  This is so we create successful places that people want to live and work in.

3. The Vale of White Horse Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.This is the first of two consultations on the charging schedule. CIL is a mechanism that we can use to raise funds from new development to provide infrastructure which is required to support the new development across our district.

To see the Local Plan 2031 and supporting evidence:

To see the Design Guide:

To see the CIL charging schedule:

To participate in the consultation, (you need to register once only to use the consultation site)


Community Infrastructure Levy – Consultation

There’s to be a new scheme where developers are charged a fee or tax, called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Vale is implementing CIL alongside the Local Plan 2031.

Both the CIL proposed charging schedule and the final draft Local Plan 2031 are open for consultation from 9 Nov 2014 to 16 Dec 2014.

CIL is a fixed charge per sq meter payable by developers to the local authority — in our case, payable to the Vale. For housing built in our area of the Vale, the porposed charge is £120 per sq meter. This monty is meant to be used to improve, well, community infrastructure. Section 106 will remain — s106 contributions are mitigations against impace of the development. CIL is to enhance or improve local amentities.

Parishes or towns that have in place a proper Neighbourhood Plan will receive 25% of CIL income in their area to meet very local needs. Parishes without a Neighbourhood Plan get 15%.

Here’s a Vale presentation to explain: 2014_11_03 CIL Presentation

Here are some Frequently asked Questions – lots of useful info here: 2014_11_03 CIL FAQ

And here’s the report to the Vale Cabinet: Cabinet member report

You can access the Vale’s consultation here: