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Don’t forget to have your say on the new local plan for Bracknell Forest

Local plan

The consultation on the proposed new local plan for the borough is open until Monday, 26 March 2018.

The draft local plan sets out a new planning framework including planning policies to be used in assessing planning applications and proposed sites for development up to 2034. This includes the need to find sites for 3,216 new homes.

The plan also identifies sites of varying sizes for potential allocation. A number of sites in Bracknell town centre are included and are proposed for further retail, leisure, office and residential use. Development of these sites will continue the process of regenerating the town centre.

In addition to housing and mixed-use developments, new facilities are proposed including primary schools and major areas of new public green space for all residents. There will also be infrastructure improvements, including improvement works to manage the road network.

Cllr Chris Turrell, executive member for planning and transport, said:

“It is important that residents get involved and have their say in this consultation as the plan will play a major role in shaping the borough’s future. There are real choices to be made about how we meet our future development needs, as well as ensuring we have a framework in place which reflects the latest national guidance, so I urge everyone to take a look at the proposals and share their views”.

You can view the proposals and have your say on our consultation page. A number of local exhibitions are also being held across the borough for people to attend. 

Hard copies are also available to view in the council’s offices at Time Square, all libraries in the borough and in your local Parish or Town Council office.