West Berkshire Council

Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD)

Allocations for housing sites

Adoption

The pdf icon Housing Site Allocations DPD [25Mb] was adopted by Council on Tuesday 9 May 2017. This follows the publication of the Inspector's Report into the examination of the document on 6 April 2017. Inspectors Report can be found on the Examination webpage

The pdf icon Adoption Statement [44kb] can be found online.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD forms part of the development plan for the district.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD implements the framework set by the Core Strategy by allocating non-strategic housing sites across West Berkshire. It also allocates sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, sets out residential parking standards and policies to guide housing development in the countryside.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD has been informed by consultation and has been subject to a sustainability appraisal (SA/SEA) to assess the social, environmental and economic impacts of its policies.

All development plan policies are shown on the Policies Map. An updated version of this will be available shortly.

Examination of the Housing Site Allocations DPD

The Housing Site Allocations DPD was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination on 6 April 2016. Public hearing sessions took place in June and July 2016. Further details about the examination can be viewed on our Housing Site Allocations DPD Examination page.

The Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD

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.

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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