Oxford’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Review October 2018



Oxford City Council is consulting on a proposal to review the rates per square metre of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule.

The 'Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule' is the name given to the first stage in the setting of new CIL rates. The document has been produced as part of the Council's review of its current CIL Charging Schedule, which came into effect on 21 October 2013.

CIL is a mandatory charge levied on new developments that involve an increase of 100m2 or more of additional floorspace, or that involve the creation of a new residential unit.  The levy allows the City Council to raise, and pool contributions from developers to pay for things such as transport, leisure and open spaces, district heating systems, schools and other infrastructure needed to support new development.  CIL is charged on the net additional floorspace created by development of buildings that people normally use.  

In investing on the Infrastructure of the area, CIL is expected to have a positive economic effect on development in the medium to long term. It gives developers certainty on what they will have to pay towards infrastructure, and not being ring fenced, gives the City Council greater flexibility to help deliver infrastructure when and where is needed.

Under Regulation 15 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), the City Council is inviting comments on the CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for 4 weeks between Tuesday 2nd October 2018 and Tuesday 30th October 2018.

For further information on CIL see www.oxford.gov.uk/cil  

A hard copy of the document is also available for inspection, during the four-week consultation period in the reception area at our offices in St Aldates Chambers, 109-113 St Aldates Oxford OX1 1DS

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    2 Oct 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    30 Oct 2018 at 23:59


  • Community Infastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule
    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposed rates of CIL as set out in this document.
  • Economic Viability Study
    This has been undertaken by consultants and is a critical piece of evidence to assist in determining the most appropriate level for the CIL tariff. It considers burdens placed upon new development through the Local Plan 2036, such as affordable housing requirements.
  • Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)
    The IDP sets out infrastructure requirements to support the delivery of the Local Plan 2036. This will be finalised for the publication of the Proposed Submission stage of the Local Plan in Summer 2018. It has been informed by the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS).
  • Infrastructure Funding Gap
    The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that a funding gap exists between the total cost of infrastructure necessary to support growth over the plan period and the amount of likely funding that could be secured from CIL during the plan period.