Decision details

Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan - – Consultation response on the Submission version of the Plan (Regulation 16) and Submission of the Plan for Examination (Regulation 17)

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the response to the consultation on the submission version of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16) and to submit the Plan for Examination (Regulation 17)


The Executive Member for Planning and Transport agrees:


      I.         the Council’s response to the Submission version of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 16) as set out in Appendix A, and


     II.         to submit the Plan for Examination (Regulation 17)

Reasons for the decision:

The Council, as a consultee, can make a response to the Submission consultation (Regulation 16) and is also required to exercise its statutory duty in relation to the Examination.  Regulation 17 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations requires a local planning authority, as soon as possible after the appointment of a person to carry out an examination, to send them the following:


·       the plan proposal,

·       the documents (including the Consultation Statement) and any other documents submitted to the local planning authority by the qualifying body in relation to the plan proposal (as set out in the Regulations), and

·       a copy of any representations which have been made in accordance with Regulation 16 (i.e. any comments which are made in response to the current consultation)


Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is for the Council not to respond to the Submission consultation.  This is not recommended, as it is the final opportunity for the Council to comment on the Plan.  It would also be in breach of the Council’s statutory responsibilities in respect of Neighbourhood Planning under Regulation 17 of the Regulations, which could expose the Council to legal challenge and attendant costs.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Ascot; Crown Wood; Harmans Water; Winkfield & Cranbourne;

Financial Impact: Central Government grant. Within existing budget.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

This is a public consultation on the submission version of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan (statutory Regulation 16 consultation)


Bracknell Forest Council can provide comments on this consultation which will be sent to the independent Examiner. In producing the response, colleagues from affected service areas will be consulted.

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

Publication date: 24/11/2022

Date of decision: 24/11/2022

Effective from: 02/12/2022

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