Planning and building control
Deadline date for responses
01 August 2019
Deadline time for responses
Details of consultation
Under the current planning system, the Government could seek to impose between 800 and 900 new houses a year on Wokingham Borough. The council believes that figure is too high and held this consultation to see if residents agree.
We have accommodated significant housing development in recent years and we do have a need for more, but we believe the Government’s target goes beyond what is actually needed locally.
The hard-copy responses are now being inputted and full findings will be available shortly.
Wokingham Borough Council has been overwhelmed by the number of responses to the Housing Target Consultation, with just under 50,000 individual responses received of which 46,807 (94%) said no to the government-imposed target.
Total responses: 49,863
Goverment imposed target too high: 46,807
Government imposed target not too high: 2,789
Responded but with no comment: 267