Developers are set to give more funding towards new community facilities and infrastructure as councillors agree on revised rates.

Vale of White Horse District Council is able to secure money from developers towards the provision of local facilities and infrastructure through what’s called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The CIL rates were last set in 2017 following the adoption of Part one of the Local Plan 2031. However, following the adoption of the Part two Local Plan it became clear to the council that the rates were not generating sufficient funds to help deliver the necessary infrastructure that is needed as a result of development growth in the Vale of White Horse District.

At the beginning of the year, the council asked the public their thoughts on proposed changes to the rates and these comments were taken into consideration before the council submitted an updated document for independent examination.

Councillors voted to accept the new charges in a council meeting last week and changes will come into force in November.

Debby Hallett, deputy leader of the council said: “We know how important it is to ensure any new development has the necessary infrastructure and community facilities.

“It’s only right that developers pay their fair share towards this, so I’m pleased we have agreed the updated charges.”