Decision details

Revised Local Development Scheme, 2021-2024

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. This fulfills 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 Executive Member for Planning & Transport agrees that the Local Development Scheme 2021 – 2024 (October 2021), shall come into effect on 27th October 2021.

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 of the timetable that the Council is working to in respect of the production of local development documents. It provides a starting point for stakeholders to see at what stages they can get involved in compiling these documents. The current version of the LDS does not contain up to date timetables for the local plans that are being prepared.

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 Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

No requirement for consultation


Not applicable

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

Report author: Max Baker

Publication date: 19/10/2021

Date of decision: 19/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 27/10/2021

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