14th August 2023
Local plan update
About the Local Plan Update (LPU)
Work is underway on a new local plan which will shape the future of Wokingham Borough.
This new local plan will guide where and how growth will take place in the borough in the long term. We know we have to plan for more housing, which is always a complex and controversial subject. We also need to plan for new employment, schools, roads, parks, shops and community facilities necessary to create places people want to live, work and do business.
Our local plan must continue to take into account changes to national planning policy and guidance. This includes the current standard approach for calculating the number of homes each local authority must plan for.
What’s the timetable?
The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a timetable which outlines the planning policies and strategies we intend to produce over the next 3 years, including when public consultation will take place.
Our LDS was formally revised and agreed by Executive on 27 July 2023 and can be viewed below.
We will be undertaking a number of formal consultations throughout the Local Plan Update. For information on when these will be, see our Local Development Scheme. If you would like to stay up to date sign up to our Planning Policy consultation list.