West Berkshire Council

Local Plan Evidence, Information and Monitoring

The evidence base and monitoring supporting the Local Plan

The Local Plan must be supported by a robust evidence base. A number of studies and assessments have been undertaken, and information has been collected to inform, support and monitor the Local Plan. These are described in the table below.

Transport Assessments (TA) 

Assesses the impact of development within the district as a result of the Core Strategy

Transport Assessments (TA)

Thatcham Town Centre Design Appraisal (2009)

Gives guidance for the future of Thatcham Town Centre

pdf icon Thatcham Town Centre Design Appraisal [35Mb]

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Assessment of housing needs into the local and wider housing market area


Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Assessment of sites that could potentially be used for housing


Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

Determines the variation in flood risk across the district.
Level 1 assessment looks at the district as a whole; the Level 2 assessment looks at specific sites or areas

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)

South East England Biodiversity Opportunity Areas (BOA) 2009

Identifies the BOAs outlined within the Core Strategy (Policy CS17).

pdf icon South East England Biodiversity Opportunitiy Areas 2009 [988kb]

Western Berkshire Retail and Commercial Assessment 2016

Sets out the need for retail and commercial lesiure uses in the study area            

pdf icon Western Berkshire Retail and Commercial Leisure Assessment 2016 (Volume 1 - Main Report) [2Mb]

pdf icon Western Berkshire Retail and Commercial Leisure Assessment (Volume 2 - Plans and Appendices) [6Mb]

pdf icon Western Berkshire Retail and Commercial Leisure Assessment 2016 (Volume 3 - Household Survey Results) [1Mb]

pdf icon Western Berkshire Retail and Commercial Leisure Assessment 2016 (Volume 4 - Bracknell In-Centre Survey Results) [242kb]

Needs Assessment for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Information and research relating to Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Needs Assessment for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Nature Conservation

Information on ecology, biodiversity and nature conservation

Nature Conservation

Landscape Character Assessments (LCA)

Landscape character and its sensitivity to future development

Landscape Character Assessments (LCA)

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

Sets out details of the infrastructure needed to support delivery of the Local Plan

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Identifying potential land for housing and economic development in West Berkshire

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Historic Environment

Information on the managing the historic environment

Historic Environment - Planning Advice

Managing the Historic Environment

The West Berkshire Historic Environment Record (HER)

Historic Environment - Projects and Research

Habitat Regulations Assessment (Core Strategy 2010)

Assesses the impact of development on national habitat designations

pdf icon Habitat Regulations Assessment (Core Strategy) [619kb]

Functional Economic Market Area (FEMA) and Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA)

Information on Berkshire's economy and the identification of how much land is required for employment growth

pdf icon Berkshire Functional Economic Market Area (FEMA) Study [9Mb]

pdf icon Western Berkshire Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA) [2Mb]

Employment Land Assessment 2007

Assesses the demand for and supply of employment land over the plan period

pdf icon Employment Land Assessment (2007) [2Mb]

pdf icon Employment Land Assessment Appendices (2007) [1Mb]

Economic Viability Assessment (EVA) 2007 and 2009 update

Examines the viability of market housing sites in relation to plan-led affordable housing

pdf icon Economic Viability Assessment (2007) [934kb]

pdf icon Economic Viability Study update (2009) [741kb]

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) and Planning Commitments (including the five year housing land supply)

Monitors progress of the Local Plan policies and documents. 

AMR and Planning Commitments

Grazeley Masterplanning

Information report on potential growth scenarios at Grazeley.

pdf icon Grazeley Growth Scenarios Report (July 2018) [25Mb]

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