Decision details

Pre-submission consultation response on the draft Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the Council's response to the draft Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Regulation 14 pre-submission)


RESOLVED that the Council’s response to Bracknell Town Council on their draft Neighbourhood Plan be delegated to the Leader.

Reasons for the decision:

·         The Council has a statutory duty set out in paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (“the Act”) to provide advice and assistance to qualifying bodies undertaking neighbourhood planning.


·         Approval of the Council’s response to a Neighbourhood Development Plan is normally a decision for the Executive Member for Planning and Transport.  However, where this is not possible (in this case due to the Executive Member being a Bracknell Town Councillor) the decision is delegated to the Executive.



·         Owing to the timescale for the consultation which is now likely to commence on 9th July and end in mid August, and there being no meeting of the Executive during August, it will not be possible to secure an Executive decision.  It is therefore recommended that the decision is delegated to the Leader of the Council.


Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is for the Council not to respond to the pre-submission consultation.  However, for the reasons set out at paragraphs 6.2, 6.5 and 6.6 of the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities report, officers consider a response should be provided at this stage, in the spirit of co-operation and broad compliance with its statutory duty.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Bullbrook; Crown Wood; Great Hollands North; Great Hollands South; Hanworth; Harmans Water; Old Bracknell; Priestwood and Garth; Wildridings & Central;

Financial Impact: None at this time - grant funding from central government can be claimed at a later stage.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Bracknell Forest is being consulted by Brackell Town Council.


In producing a response, colleagues from affected services have been consulted.

Contact: Andrew Hunter, Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration Email: Tel: 01344 351907.

Report author: Andrew Hunter

Publication date: 17/07/2018

Date of decision: 17/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 25/07/2018

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