West Berkshire Council

Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD)

Allocations for housing sites

The Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 6 April 2016. 
Read more about the examination.

The Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD was agreed by the Full Council meeting held on 5 November 2015. Consultation on the Proposed Submission DPD  took place between 9 November and 24 December 2015. All responses are available to view on the Local Plan Consultation Portal.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD allocates housing sites and sites for Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, and includes selected housing policies. The DPD will form part of the Local Plan for the district when it is adopted, and it will be the starting point for determining planning applications.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD allocates the remainder of the 'at least' 10,500 housing figure from the Core Strategy, with added flexibility in the numbers. This means that the council is allocating the first part of the objectively-assessed housing needs for the district in the short to medium term (as set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)). Following the adoption of the DPD, a new Local Plan will be prepared. This will allocate the rest of the housing requirement for West Berkshire and look longer term to 2036, as well as dealing with other policy issues.

The Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD

Submission Documents

These are the documents that have submitted to the Secretary of State for examination.

pdf icon Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD [8Mb]

Each chapter of the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD can be viewed below:

Background Documents

These documents provide the background and part of the evidence base to support the submission documents. More details on the evidence base used to support the DPD can be found on the Local Plan Evidence, Information and Monitoring page.

 

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