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Crowthorne Parish Neighbourhood Area

Progress of the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan

Table showing progress through stages of plan



1. Designation of Neighbourhood Area


2. Pre-submission consultation


3. Submission consultation

In progress

4. Examination

Not started

5. Referendum

Not started

6. Making of a the Neighbourhood Plan

Not started

1. Designation of Crowthorne Parish Neighbourhood Area

Crowthorne Parish Neighbourhood Area was designated by Bracknell Forest Council on 15 June 2016.

Crowthorne Parish Council applied for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area in April 2016. A 4-week consultation on the proposal was held until 18 May 2016.

The relevant documents are:

Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) and a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Determination

In some circumstances, neighbourhood plans may require environmental assessments in line with European obligations. These environmental assessments are a SEA and a HRA.

Crowthorne Parish Council provided information on the scope of their neighbourhood plan to Bracknell Forest Council to determine whether a SEA or HRA is required. This is known as ‘screening’.

Bracknell Forest Council’s screening decision was subject to a 5-week consultation with Historic England, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The screening determination concludes that the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan does not require an SEA and an Appropriate Assessment.

2. Pre-submission consultation

Crowthorne Parish Council undertook a pre-submission (Regulation 14) consultation on the draft Plan between 4 February and 20 March 2019.

3. Submission consultation

Crowthorne Parish Council as the ‘qualifying body’ has prepared a Neighbourhood Development Plan for its area with the help of the local community. The plan sets out objectives for the future and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Crowthorne Parish.

Crowthorne Parish Council has submitted its proposed plan to Bracknell Forest Council. The council is satisfied that the submitted plan complies with the relevant legal requirements and can therefore proceed to formal consultation and examination by an independent Examiner. In line with the Regulations, the plan is now subject to a 6-week consultation period.

This will take place from 10am on Monday 23 September until 5pm on Monday 4 November 2019.

All the written comments received during the consultation period will be submitted to the examiner.

Copies of the proposed plan and supporting documents are available to view on the consultation portal.

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