Decision details

Pre-submission consultation response on the draft Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the Council’s response to the draft Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Regulation 14 pre-submission)


That the Executive Member for Planning and Transport approves the Council’s response to Crowthorne Parish Council on its draft Neighbourhood Plan as set out in Appendix A.

Reasons for the decision:

The reason for this recommendation is that 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.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is for the Council not to respond to the pre-submission consultation, but for reasons explained at paragraphs 6.2, 6.5, 6.6 and 6.7 of the 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: Crowthorne; Little Sandhurst and Wellington;

Financial Impact: None at this time. Grant funding from central government can be claimed at later stages.

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Bracknell Forest is being consulted by Crowthorne Parish Council.
(Crowthorne Parish Council are currently undertaking a pre-submission (Regulation 14) consultation on the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan, which runs from 4 February to 20 March 2019).


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

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

Publication date: 12/03/2019

Date of decision: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 16/03/2019

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