Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Area

Neighbourhood Area Designation

Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Area was designated by Bracknell Forest Council on 11 February 2014.

Bracknell Town Council applied for designation as a Neighbourhood Area in October 2013. A 6-week consultation on the proposal was carried out during November/December 2013.

The relevant documents are:

SEA and HRA screening decision

Whilst sustainability appraisals are not required for neighbourhood planning, it is possible that environmental assessments, in line with European obligations, may be triggered. These environmental assessments are a ‘Strategic Environment Assessment’ (SEA) and a ‘Habitats Regulation Assessment’ (HRA).

Bracknell Town Council provided information on their draft Neighbourhood Plan to Bracknell Forest Council to determine whether these environmental assessments were required.

The screening opinion produced by the council was subject to a 5 week consultation with Historic England, Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The screening decision concluded that the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan did need to be subject to a SEA but did not require a full HRA to be undertaken.

The screening decision can be downloaded below:

PDF file downloadBracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan Screening Decision (PDF, 1025kb)

Further information

Further information on the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Bracknell Town Council website.

If you have any queries about this matter, please contact the Development Plans Team via our enquiry form.

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