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Planning Policy News

Updates on recent Planning Policy news, consultations and events

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Local Development Scheme

Written on: 27-4-2020

We updated our pdf icon Local Development Scheme [305kb] in April 2020.  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.

Local Plan Newsletter - February 2020

Written on: 19-2-2020

We have just published our pdf icon February 2020 Local Plan Update Newsletter [17kb], which provides an update on the progress of the West Berkshire Local Plan Review to 2036 and other policy documents.

Planning Policy Team: planningpolicy@westberks.gov.uk     (updated 18 February 2020)

Bucklebury Vision Parish Design Statement

Written on: 26-11-2019

The local community in Bucklebury has carried out a refresh of the Bucklebury Vision - a Parish Design Statement, which it originally produced in 2002. We adopted the updated pdf icon Bucklebury Vision Parish Design Statement Oct 2019 [6Mb] on 30 October 2019.

Consultation on the Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement

Written on: 28-6-2019

We are currently consulting on a revised draft of our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI sets out our policy for involving the community in the plan making process and in the consideration of planning applications in the district.

If you would like to make any observations or comments on the pdf icon Draft revised Statement of Community Involvement - June 2019 [246kb] please return them to the Planning Policy Team.

The consultation period runs from Friday 12 July until 5pm on Friday 23 August 2019.


Local Plan Review Consultation Nov/Dec 2018 - Consultation Statement

Written on: 18-6-2019

We have now published our response to the Local Plan Review consultation we undertook in November - December 2018. Our consultation statement summarises the comments we received and sets out our response to them.

The consultation statement is available on our West Berkshire Local Plan Review to 2036 webpage.