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New sites consultation

Bracknell Forest Council is consulting on 2 new sites in Binfield Parish that were submitted for consideration for residential development during consultation on the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan (BFLP) earlier this year.   The sites are:

  • BIN18 & BIN19: Land at Hewlett Packard, Cain Road, Binfield, and
  • BIN16: Land at 3M, Cain Road Binfield

Whilst some other new sites were also submitted, it is considered that the sites referred to above have the greatest potential for allocation since they are located in the settlement (although in a defined employment area), involve a significant area of previously developed land and are aligned with emerging national planning policy.

As these sites were only submitted recently, the council is concerned that they have not been subject to the same level of public consultation as those proposed for allocation during the last round of consultation during February and March. It is therefore proposed to carry out a focused consultation on these sites from 10am on 3 September until 5pm on 24 September.

Copies of the documents are also available to look at, in your local library, Parish Offices or at Bracknell Forest Council offices in Time Square, and can be viewed on our Planning Policy Consultation Portal page.

The council is also holding a public exhibition in Binfield Parish where planning officers will be available to explain the issues in more detail, which will be held on Wednesday 12 September at the Binfield Club Forest Road, Binfield, RG42 4HP from 4pm until 8pm.

If you wish to comment on these sites, the quickest way is to respond online by using our planning consultation portal page.

The response form, together with the supporting evidence and other information about the Bracknell Forest Local Plan can be found on our Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan - latest news page.

Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan Consultation

Consultation on the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan closed on Monday 26 March 2018. A summary of the main issues raised has now been published.  Documents published in connection with the consultation are still available to view for reference purposes.

Consultation on the Land Availability Assessment Methodology, results and Site Selection Methodology

Consultation on the final draft methodology and results of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA), together with a draft Site Selection Methodology ran from Monday 21 November 2016 until 5pm on Monday 19 December 2016 and is now closed.

Inclusion of a site in the SHELAA does not mean it will be allocated for development, and does not mean the council considers it is appropriate for development either now or in the future. Allocating sites for development is done through the Local Plan process, which will allocate the most appropriate sites to meet development needs.

See the consultation portal for further information on the documents which formed part of the consultation.

Issues and options consultation

The Local Plan Issues and Options consultation ran from Monday 13 June to 11pm on Monday 25 July 2016.

The Issues and Options consultation did not include specific sites. However, in the autumn of 2016, the council published a list of potential development sites put forward. These are set out in a document called a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). This includes a high level assessment of the development potential of sites for housing and other uses.

The Local Plan Issues and Options document and supporting material including a summary leaflet, short and extended questionnaires, can be viewed on the consultation portal.

View a summary of the main issues along with the responses from the council arising from the Issues and Options consultation.

Scope consultation

A consultation on the scope of the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan was held from 21 October to 2 December 2015. The responses can be viewed in the summary of responses.

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