Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Area
Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation
Bracknell Town Council, as the ‘qualifying body’, has prepared a neighbourhood development plan (the Plan) for its area with the help of the local community.
The Plan sets out objectives for the future. It contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Bracknell Town.
Bracknell Town Council has submitted its proposed Plan to Bracknell Forest Council. The council is satisfied that this Plan complies with the relevant legal requirements. It can therefore proceed to formal consultation and examination by an independent examiner.
In accordance with the regulations, the Plan is now subject to a 6-week consultation period. This runs from 10am on Monday 7 January until 5pm on Monday 18 February 2019.
Representations must be made in writing. Comments submitted during this period will be forwarded to the independent examiner.
Designation of Bracknell Town Parish Neighbourhood Area
Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Area was designated by Bracknell Forest Council on 11 February 2014.
Bracknell Town Council applied for designation of the neighbourhood plan 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 in 2018 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 not need to be subject to a SEA and did not require a full HRA to be undertaken.
The screening decision can be downloaded below:
Further information on the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Bracknell Town Council website.