Agenda and decisions

IMD 2021/04 West Berkshire – Local Plan Review Emerging Draft Consultation, Executive - Individual Member Decisions - Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Callum Wernham  Democratic & Electoral Services Specialist


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The Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement agreed that Wokingham Borough Council submits the comments contained in the IEMD report as this Council’s response to the West Berkshire District Council consultation ‘Local Plan Review – Emerging Draft consultation’ (December 2020):


1)    Support for West Berkshire Council’s intent to meet housing needs in full within West Berkshire District;

2)    Reiterates that any potential unmet housing need from Reading Borough Council should be clarified and addressed within West Berkshire District and/or Bracknell Forest;

3)    Requests additional clarity on the approach to proposed allocations which fall within the Detailed Emergency Planning Zone around AWE Burghfield;

4)    Requests additional clarity over how Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson needs are to be met in full over the plan period;

5)    Requests additional clarity on how or whether employment needs are to be met in full accounting for the longer plan period compared to the economic evidence base, as well as additional clarity on how and where office floorspace need will specifically be addressed;

6)    Requests ongoing engagement as part of the Duty to Cooperate regarding infrastructure necessary to support the proposed growth.