West Berkshire Council

Planning Policy

The main focus of work for the Planning Policy team is the production of the West Berkshire Local Plan and other planning guidance.

Planning Policy News
Updates on recent Planning Policy news, consultations and events
The Local Plan
Planning policies for development in West Berkshire
Local Plan Consultation Portal
Having your say on the Local Plan and the plan-making process
Local Development Scheme (LDS)
Timetable for the preparation of the Local Plan
About Self Build Housing
Are you interested in building your own home?
Brownfield Land Register
A list of previously developed sites that are available and potentially suitable for housing development across the district
Greenham Business Park Local Development Order
What a Local Development Order (LDO) is and those currently in effect
The Local Plan is part of the overall Development Plan for West Berkshire, setting out our local planning policies.
The West Berkshire District Local Plan 1991-2006 (Saved Policies 2007)
Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)
Mineral Extraction and Waste Management Planning
More The Local Plan: Documents and Further Information
The evidence base and monitoring supporting the Local Plan Review
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
More Local Plan Review Evidence, Information and Monitoring
River Lambourn Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
The Minerals and Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 29 July 2021.
Ways for communities to influence planning
Neighbourhood Plans
Village, Town and Parish Design Statements (VDS)
Additional planning information and guidance on planning policies
Quality Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
Sandleford Park Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
More Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) and Guidance (SPG)

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