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Planning Policy News

Updates on recent Planning Policy news, consultations and events

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Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Development Plan

Written on: 23-6-2017

Following a positive pdf icon referendum result [45kb] on the Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) on 22 June 2017, West Berkshire District Council has made the Stratfield Mortimer NDP part of the Development Plan for the purposes of managing development in the parish of Stratfield Mortimer.

From the votes recorded, 1375 (88.8%) of those who voted were in favour of the plan and 172 were against. The turnout of electors was 50.09%.

The Stratfield Mortimer NDP can be viewed here.

 


Adoption of Housing Site Allocations DPD

Written on: 19-5-2017

The Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) was adopted on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

The Housing Site Allocations DPD forms part of the development plan for the district. It will implement the framework set by the Core Strategy by allocating non-strategic housing sites across the District in accordance with the spatial strategy of the Core Strategy. The Housing Site Allocations DPD also allocates sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, sets out residential parking standards and policies to guide housing development in the countryside.

For further information see our Housing Site Allocations DPD webpage.

 


Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Development Plan

Written on: 11-5-2017

The referendum on the Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Development Plan will take place on Thursday 22 June 2017. Further information on the referendum can be viewed online.


Minerals and Waste Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation Has Now Closed

Written on: 10-5-2017

From Friday 19th May to Friday 30th June at 5pm we are consulting on our Minerals and Waste Local Plan - Preferred Options.

The Preferred Options Local Plan sets out proposed policies to guide minerals and waste development and proposes sites for allocation for mineral extraction.

For more information on how you can get involved in the consultation process see our consultation page.


Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) Inspectors Report

Written on: 11-4-2017

We received the Inspector's report on the Housing Site Allocations DPD on 6 April 2017. The report can be viewed on our Housing Site Allocations DPD Examination page.

This report outlines the findings of the Inspector, Mr David Hogger, on his examination of the Housing Site Allocations DPD. The report concludes that the Housing Site Allocations DPD provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the area.

The Inspector has made a number of modifications to the DPD, and all of the modifications were proposed by us were subject to a 7 week consultation between December 2016 and January 2017. Further details on this consultation can be viewed on our Housing Site Allocations DPD Examination page

The Housing Site Allocations DPD will be adopted at the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at 7pm.