Decision details

Response to Government Consultation on ‘Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure’

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of Bracknell Forest Council response to government consultation on permitted development rights, change of use and speeding up planning applications for public service infrastructure.


The Executive Member for Planning and Transport agrees the content of Bracknell Forest Council’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Supporting housing delivery and public service infrastructure’ as set out in Appendix A of the Director :Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report.

Reasons for the decision:

It is considered necessary for the Council to respond to the consultation since it contains proposals that could have implications for future planning policy including the viability of town centres and provision of sufficient employment land. It could also have an impact on the consideration of planning applications and have resource implications for the operation of the planning department.


Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is for the Council not to respond to the consultation. However, this would mean that the Council would lose the opportunity to influence possible changes in national legislation, planning policy and guidance.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Nil

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Not applicable as this involves the Council’s response to a consultation from Government



Contact: Max Baker, Assistant Director: Planning Email: Tel: 01344 351902.

Publication date: 20/01/2021

Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Effective from: 28/01/2021

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