As part of the Local Plan Update process, we need to understand what land is available for new housing, business and leisure development, and other uses. Therefore we have undertaken two ‘Call for Sites’ consultations, which were an open invitation for anybody to suggest land to be considered for development.
A list of all submitted sites and a series of maps showing the location of the sites are available for you to view.
At this stage there is no analysis or assessment of the sites. The list and maps are for information purposes only and we will not specifically be inviting comments at this stage.
It should be noted that many of the sites suggested may not be suitable, available or able to be delivered and therefore a site being put forward is no guarantee that it will be allocated through the local plan process.
The information shows the location and size of the site and what use the site promoter has suggested it for. The use of the site therefore may be subject to change following assessment. It should be noted that in some cases the land owner/promoter has not suggested a land use at all and in such instances these sites will be considered for a number of uses at the time they are assessed.
A list of the submitted sites can be found in the document below
A number of maps showing the distribution of the submitted sites can be found in the following document.
Information on how to view the sites using the maps is included in the first page of the document.
To view the sites on an interactive map of the whole Borough, which allows you to see the site locations overlaid with other information such as settlement boundaries, Green Belt and the buffer zone of the Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area see our interactive map:
For help and guidance using our interactive maps see the following guide:
Note - Some of the sites submitted to us extend beyond the Borough boundaries with neighbouring Local Planning Authorities. In such instances, we will work with the other relevant Local Planning Authorities when making an assessment of a site.
All of the sites submitted will be assessed. As part of the next stage known as Preferred Options, some analysis and an initial assessment of the sites will be undertaken and this will be included as part of the Preferred Options public consultation (planned to start in June 2017), subject to future Executive approval.
At the Proposed Submission stage, (in 2018) the Council will undertake a consultation on the sites it proposes to allocate as part of the Local Plan Update, subject to future Executive approval.
For more information, please have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions below
Any sites submitted after December 2016 will be logged in our records, but will not be assessed as part of the Preferred Options Stage. They will be assessed and included in the next consultation stage (Proposed Submission). If you would like to promote a site to the Council for development, please contact the Land Use and Transport Team to request a sites form by emailing us at LPU@wokingham.gov.uk.