West Berkshire Council

Planning Policy News

Updates on recent Planning Policy news, consultations and events

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Local Development Scheme

Written on: 9-2-2018

We updated our pdf icon Local Development Scheme [404kb] in January 2018.  This sets out our timetable for the production of the West Berkshire Local Plan Review to 2036 and the West Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Consultation on the scope of the Local Plan Review to 2036

Written on: 9-2-2018

We are reviewing our Local Plan to cover the period up to 2036 and have outlined our approach to the review in a pdf icon Scoping Report [290kb], and the accompanying pdf icon Sustainability Appraisal [4Mb].

We would welcome your feedback on our proposals and you can submit your comments through our Consultation Portal during the six week consultation period, running from Monday 12 February until 5pm on Monday 26 March 2018.


Brownfield Land Register

Written on: 8-1-2018

We have published our first Brownfield Land Register which can be viewed online.

The register provides information on previously developed (brownfield) sites that are available and potentially suitable for housing development across the district.

Updates to the register will be made at least once a year. 


Draft refresh of the Newbury Town Design Statement

Written on: 5-10-2017

Public consultation has now closed

The local community in Newbury has carried out a refresh of the Newbury Town Design Statement, which it originally produced in 2005, and we have recently undertaken a 6 week period of public consultation on the Draft version of this document. The consultation period will ran from Friday 6 October to Friday 17 November 2017.

The draft refresh of the Newbury Town Design Statement is available on our consultation portal.


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.