Planning Policy News
Updates on recent Planning Policy news, consultations and events
Compton Neighbourhood Area Designation
Written on: 12-1-2017
A Neighbourhood Area for Compton Parish has been designated. This is the first formal stage in preparing a neighbourhood plan. More information can be viewed here.
Call for Sites for the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)
Call for sites for housing and economic development
Written on: 22-12-2016
We need to maintain an up to date picture of the amount of land that is available for new development, including land for housing and economic development.
'We are now inviting landowners, developers and others to submit potential development sites for us to consider as part of our Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA). The HELAA will not make recommendations on which sites should be developed but will make a preliminary assessment of their suitability and potential. The information we gather from this process will help inform our new Local Plan which will allocate sites for housing and economic development to cover the period up to 2036.
If you would like to submit a site to us to consider for development, please download and complete the Call for Sites form [215kb].
Please note that sites that may have been previously submitted to us will now need to be submitted afresh with updated information.
Please read the guidance notes on the form and provide as much information as possible to ensure your site proposal can be carefully considered. A separate form will be needed for each site.
Please bear in mind that information on submitted sites will be publicly available and cannot be treated confidentially.
The period for submission of sites is 23 December 2016 to 31 March 2017. Although it will be possible for sites to continue to be submitted after this time, they may not be able to inform the next Local Plan. They can however be considered again in future updates to the Local Plan or by parishes preparing Neighbourhood Development Plans.
HSA DPD Examination - Proposed Main Modifications
Written on: 7-12-2016
The Inspector published his preliminary findings on 17 October 2016. The findings are without prejudice to his final report, but set out the main modifications he considers are required in order to make the DPD sound.
The Council is formally consulting [27kb] on these Proposed Main Modifications [11Mb] from Monday 12 December 2016 to Monday 30 January 2017. At the same time the Council is also inviting representations on the accompanying updated SA Report [11Mb] and HRA Screening Report addendum [290kb] where they relate to the proposed main modifications.
Consultation on the revised Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 123 List
Written on: 11-11-2016
The Council is consulting on a revised Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 123 List between 11 November 2016 and 23 December 2016. The Regulation 123 List sets out the infrastructure that will be funded in whole or part by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Further details on the consultation and CIL are available at: www.westberks.gov.uk/cil.
Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan - Hearing Session - 24 August 2016
Written on: 11-7-2016
The Inspector examining the Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan has requested a hearing session to all oral representations to be made.
The Inspector's Note [122kb] sets out the issues to be discussed at the hearing.
The hearing will take place in the Council Chamber at our Market Street Offices in Newbury on 24 August 2016 (with 25 August as a reserve day if required) starting at 9:30am.
If you wish to attend the hearing session please contact a member of the Planning Policy Team to confirm your attendance.
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