Decision details

Decision details

Community Infrastructure Levy (Neighbourhood Portion) – Agreeing the process for Consulting and Spending

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report aims to seek the agreement of the geographical boundaries of the neighbourhood areas. This would take into account the Parishes boundaries, and the boundaries of the Neighbourhood Forums who are preparing Neighbourhood Plans. The rest of Oxford will be split into sensible areas to reflect the development expected to take place. The report also sets out the process for involving the local communities in the decision on how the 15% Neighbourhood portion of CIL within those geographical areas will be spent.


The Head of Planning and Regulatory Services submitted a report detailing proposals for the process for consulting and spending the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - (Neighbourhood Portion).


The Board Member, Planning and Regulatory Services introduced the report. He outlined the proposed arrangements for spending the neighbourhood portion of the CIL and explained the rationale for the proposals.  He said the £2500 allocation was in addition to the existing ward member budget.  A further allocation would be made in the next Council year.


The Board requested that officers provide Ward Members with further clarification and guidance on the types of projects and work that they could fund.


The Board noted that this element of the CIL had been allocated on an equitable basis across all wards but that other elements of CIL were reserved for the areas in which the development took place.


The City Executive Board resolved to:

1.         Note the requirements for expending the neighbourhood portion of CIL in parished areas

2.         Approve the process for spending the Neighbourhood Portion of CIL in the non parished part of the City.

Report author: Lorraine Freeman

Publication date: 20/05/2016

Date of decision: 19/05/2016

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2016 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 25/05/2016

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