Decision details

Bracknell Forest Local Plan - proposed consultation on new sites

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seeking authority to carry out consultation on new sites that have ermerged through the recent consultation on the draft borough local plan.




      i)        the principle of public consultation on Land at Hewlett Packard, Cain

Road, Binfield and Land at 3M, Cain Road, Binfield (see Appendix A of Director of Environment, Culture and Communities report) for

a period of three weeks in September 2018 is agreed.


     ii)        the format and content of material produced for the consultation be

approved by the Chief Officer: Planning, Transport and Countryside in

consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Transport.

Reasons for the decision:

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 sites included in the Submission BFLP. 

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


Alternative options considered:

The option of not consulting on the new sites would leave the Council vulnerable at examination stage when stakeholders have the opportunity to pursue concerns that they have about which sites have been included with an independent inspector whose role is to assess a plan.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Consultation will be funded from within the Local Development Framework budget.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Environment, Culture and Communities.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Public consultation to take place for 3 weeks in September. Further details are in the report.


Statutory consultees
Further details are in the report

Contact: Andrew Hunter, Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration Email: Tel: 01344 351907.

Report author: Andrew Hunter

Publication date: 17/07/2018

Date of decision: 17/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 17/07/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 25/07/2018

Accompanying Documents: