Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan

Examination

The Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan, along with supporting documents and consultation responses, has been submitted for independent examination.

Details of the examination arrangements and a clarification note setting out the Examiner's initial questions can be found below.

Submission consultation 

Winkfield Parish Council has prepared a neighbourhood development plan for Winkfield Parish. 

The plan sets out objectives and planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Winkfield Parish. The parish council submitted its plan to Bracknell Forest Council on 22 July 2022.

A public consultation was held on the plan between 11am on Thursday 20 October and 5pm on Friday 2 December 2022. The consultation has now closed.

An independent examiner has been appointed to undertake the examination. All written comments received during the consultation period will be sent to the examiner.

The plan and supporting documents can be viewed using the links below:

Respondents to Reg 16:

Pre-submission consultation

Winkfield Parish Council undertook a pre-submission (Regulation 14) consultation on the draft Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan between 10 March and 29 April 2022.

Designation of Winkfield Neighbourhood Area

Winkfield Neighbourhood Area was designated by Bracknell Forest Council on 24 December 2015.

Winkfield Parish Council applied for the designation of a neighbourhood area in October 2015. A consultation on the proposal was held from 3 November to 15 December 2015.

SEA and HRA Screening Decision

In some circumstances neighbourhood plans may require environmental assessments in line with European obligations. These environmental assessments are a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) and a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).

Winkfield 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 consultation with Historic England, Natural England and the Environment Agency.

The screening decision concludes that the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan requires an SEA and an Appropriate Assessment.

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Contact information

Planning Policy Team