Decision details

Revised Local Development Scheme for Bracknell Forest

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree a revised Local Development Scheme containing updated timetables for producing Local Plans in Bracknell Forest in view of the statutory requirement to publish an up to date Local Development Scheme on the website so that local communities and interested parties can keep track of progress of Local Plans being prepared in an area.


That the Local Development Scheme 2019 2022 (attached as Appendix A of the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) shall come into effect on 20th February 2019.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council is required to maintain an up to date LDS on its website. Preparation

and approval of an up to date LDS aims to give residents, businesses and potential

investors a clear indication that the Council remains committed to having an effective

planning policy framework in place. Certain policies in the current Development Plan

pre-date current planning legislation, policy and guidance and therefore need to be

reviewed to provide a robust planning policy framework.

Alternative options considered:

The option of not updating the LDS has been considered, but there is a statutory

requirement1 for an up to date LDS. Due to the changes set out below, it is not

possible to keep to the timelines set out in the current LDS. Additionally, not

publishing an up to date LDS would mean a lack of clarity for local residents,

developers and the business community about the Council’s intended approach to

producing planning policies to guide future development.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within existing budget.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

There is no statutory requirement for consultation.


Not applicable.

Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: Tel: 01344 351902.

Report author: Max Baker

Publication date: 12/02/2019

Date of decision: 12/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 20/02/2019

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