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Contact: Callum Wernham Democratic & Electoral Services Specialist
The Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement agreed that Wokingham Borough Council Objects to RBWM’s Local Plan (with Proposed Changes) until such time as:
1. The RBWM Local Plan acknowledges a commitment to reviewing housing need within the Eastern Berkshire HMA, which may necessitate additional housing provision in RBWM;
2. RBWM explore through viability work the reduction of the affordable housing threshold for urban sites below 10 dwellings given that smaller, urban sites form a major part of RBWM’s housing supply;
3. Further clarification is provided to suitably demonstrate that RBWM are able to meet their employment needs.
WBC supports further discussion and engagement across all authorities in the Berkshire (including South Bucks) Housing Market Area.