West Berkshire Council

Neighbourhood Plans

Community-led planning to help people shape the future of the areas in which they live

The Localism Act 2011 has encouraged communities to come together and shape the future of their local areas, through Neighbourhood Plans (NPs).

NPs are formal planning documents prepared by town and parish councils in consultation with their community. They allow local people to shape the future of the areas in which they live. They have to be in general conformity with national planning policies and the West Berkshire Local Plan.

NPs are subject to public examination and local referendum before they can be adopted as part of the Development Plan.

Developing a Neighbourhood Plan

Our neighbourhood planning resources webpage provides information to help town and parish councils decide whether they want to create a neighbourhood plan, and if they do, how to go about preparing one.

Neighbourhood Plans in West Berkshire

Information on made plans and those being prepared is set out below:

List of neighbourhood plans in West Berkshire

Neighbourhood Area

Qualifying Body

Date Neighbourhood Area Designated

Current Stage

Stratfield MortimerStratfield Mortimer Parish CouncilDecember 2014Plan adopted June 2017. Review in progress
TilehurstTilehurst Parish CouncilMay 2015Neighbourhood area designated
ComptonCompton Parish CouncilJanuary 2017Plan adopted February 2022
BurghfieldBurghfield Parish CouncilMarch 2017Neighbourhood area designated
Cold AshCold Ash Parish CouncilMarch 2018Neighbourhood area designated
HungerfordHungerford Town CouncilApril 2018Neighbourhood area designated
LambournLambourn Parish CouncilDecember 2018Neighbourhood area designated
HermitageHermitage Parish CouncilApril 2019Neighbourhood area designated
NewburyNewbury Town CouncilAugust 2021Neighbourhood area designated

Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDO) and Community Right to Build

NDOs and the Community Right to Build give the local community more control over development.
They allow a parish council to grant planning permission for certain types of development.

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