West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2015-11-09
End date: 2015-12-24
Results: 2017-01-31

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document

Future housing sites

Please note that this consultation has now closed.

Consultation on the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) ran between 9 November and 24 December 2015. Officers are now processing the responses received.

The DPD sets out allocations for housing sites and sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople as well as policies to manage development in the countryside and parking standards for new residential development. It is supported by other documents which provide an explanation about the plan.

We are asking for your comments on the legal compliance and soundness of the proposals within the DPD. To be sound, the Housing Site Allocations DPD should be:

  • Positively prepared - the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements
  • Justified - the plan should be the most appropriate strategy, when considered against the reasonable alternatives, based on proportionate evidence
  • Effective - the plan should be deliverable over its period and based on effective working on cross-boundary strategic priorities
  • Consistent with national policy - the plan should enable the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework

Hard copies of the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD are available to view at all Libraries across the district, Southcote and Tilehurst Libraries, at the Market Street Council Offices and in the .

Comments can be made via the Local Plan Consultation Portal, or by returning our by email, or by post. All responses must be accompanied by your full name, address and contact details (preferably including an email address). on submitting comments is available. 

All comments made at the preferred options stage have been taken into account in the production of the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD and will be submitted to the Inspector. Publication of the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD document is a regulatory stage and any additional representations should relate specifically to the legal compliance and soundness of the document.

Submission Documents

These are the documents that will be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.

Each chapter of the Proposed Submission Housing Site Allocations DPD can be viewed below:

    •   (Calcot, Tilehurst, Purley-on-Thames and Theale)
    • (Burghfield Common, Mortimer, Woolhampton)
    • (Hungerford, Lambourn, Pangbourne, Bradfield Southend, Chieveley, Compton, Hermitage, Kintbury)
    •  Six settlements have been missed from the list included in policy C1 due to a technical error. The errata provides an update of the table included in the policy with all settlements covered by the policy.
  • The include the proposed site allocations and proposed changes to the settlement boundary. The proposed changes can also be viewed on the Online Map (click LDF and choose "proposed" layers to view changes)
  • The  assesses the significant sustainability effects of the DPD and explains how the sites have been selected.
  • The sets out details of all the consultation that have been carried out during the DPD and provides a council response to the comments made.  
  • The  explains how we have cooperated with other local authorities and key stakeholders during the preparation of the DPD.

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.

What we did

Information and updates are available through our Housing Site Allocations DPD Examination page.

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