Decision details

Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan - further consultation

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek authority to carry out consultation on a revised strategy following consideration of changes in national policy, previous comments and new evidence.



      i)        the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan (Appendix A of the Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) and other supporting consultation documents be published for a period of public consultation starting on Friday 25th October and ending on Friday 6th December 2019;


     ii)        the Consultation Strategy (Appendix B Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) be agreed; and,


   iii)        Any minor changes to the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan and other

supporting material produced prior to the consultation be agreed by the

Director, Place Planning and Regeneration in consultation with the

Executive Member for Planning and Transport.

Reasons for the decision:

1.    The Regulations require that a local plan is prepared in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. The proposed consultation will facilitate engagement and comments received will help inform policies and allocations included in the Submission BFLP.


2.    It is important that the Submission BFLP is based on robust evidence and takes account of current national policy, in order to be found ‘sound’.

Alternative options considered:

The option of not consulting on the revised growth strategy would leave the Council

vulnerable at examination stage when stakeholders have the opportunity to pursue

concerns that they have about the process followed and which sites have been

included with an independent inspector, whose role is to assess a plan.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Consultation will be funded from Development Plan budget.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Public consultation to take place in October/November. Further details to be provided in the report.


Statutory consultees
General consultation bodies

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

Report author: Max Baker

Publication date: 24/09/2019

Date of decision: 24/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 02/10/2019

Accompanying Documents: