The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities conducted a Regulation 19 Proposed Submission Consultation between 3 September and 15 October 2020. The Consultation document (see below) set out the Proposed Submission version of the plan and invited representations to be made on it, under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
The Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities invited representations on the 'soundness' (please see the accompanying Frequently Asked Questions for definitions on 'soundness') and legal compliance of the Proposed Submission document and its accompanying material.
The Proposed Submission document, the Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating Strategic Environmental Assessment) (SA/SEA) Environmental Report, Habitats Regulation Appropriate Assessment, Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and other supporting documentation, along with the response (representations) form and a survey questionnaire were available to view and download from the Joint Minerals and Waste Plan consultation website.
The responses received are currently being assessed and will also be compiled and submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an independent Planning Inspector. The submission of the Joint Plan to the Secretary of State is anticipated in winter 2020.