The Council is undertaking a six week statutory consultation on the draft options for the Managing Development Delivery Development Plan Document (MDD DPD). The consultation will run from the 15 June to midnight on 27 July 2011.
The MDD DPD will be the borough’s second development plan document and will provide a greater level of detail about how the vision in the borough’s adopted Core Strategy will be delivered in practice. Before the MDD DPD is produced the Council needs to consider and consult on options and alternatives to help develop the document.
The Council is seeking views on a range of issues including:
development management policies on areas such as character and heritage and sustainable development;
the setting of settlement boundaries (development limits) around the borough's settlements and town and village centres.
It also seeks comments on the criteria that should be applied when selecting housing sites, outside of Strategic Development Locations, to meet the Borough's housing requirement until 2026.
A list of all sites that have been put forward can be viewed in Appendix 7 of the draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). This stage of the MDD DPD does not identify which sites the Council may allocate for development as this will be decided following the outcome of this consultation.
The consultation document is accompanied by a draft Habitat Regulations Assessment, a draft Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating a Strategic Environmental Assessment) on the suggested options and alternative options and an initial Sustainability Appraisal of the sites put forward. The Council is also seeking views on these documents.
Send your consultation comments between 15 June to midnight on 27 July 2011
The consultation on the draft Options for the Managing Development Delivery DPD is programmed for 15 June to midnight on 27 July 2011. These are the same dates the Council is consulting on the 5 Strategic Development Locations SPD's. Please do not make representations before the start date or after the end date as they cannot be considered.
The comments the Council receives from this consultation will help develop and shape the future submission version of the MDD DPD.
Read the documents
The consultation documents are available to view below or at the Council Offices, Shute End Wokingham RG40 1WR for the duration of the public consultation (15 June to 27 July 2011) during normal office hours, 8.30am to 5pm.
The documents can be viewed via internet facilities at all libraries in the area, together with Crowthorne Library.
A free CD containing all the documents is available upon request. A CD copy has been sent to all Town and Parish Council’s in the Borough and to all other Statutory Bodies.
Hard copies of the consultation documents are available upon request but are chargeable. Please telephone the Land Use and Transport Team (tel: 01189 74 6478) for further information.
Making comments about the draft Options MDD DPD or SA(SEA)
Any person may make representations about the draft Options for the MDD DPD and background papers:
1. made within 15 June to midnight on 27 July 2011 (a period of 6 weeks); and
2. The Council's preferred method for receiving comments is via the online form. If you prefer to send your comments via email or post these can be sent to email@example.com or to Land Use and Transport Team, Policy and Partnerships, Wokingham Borough Council, PO Box 157, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WR.
Any representations received during the consultation period will be acknowledged. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to answer individual questions.
Once all representations have been reviewed, a summary and a Statement of Consultation will be published by the Council.