Wokingham Borough Council

Local Plan Update : Revised Growth Strategy

Posted - 8 November 2021

The Executive of Wokingham Borough Council is meeting on Friday 12th November 2021 at 7.00pm. in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham  RG4Q 1BN to discuss a report on The Local Plan Update: Revised Growth Strategy.

(Should you wish to participate in person or virtually via Microsoft Teams please contact Democratic Services WBC. The meeting can also be watched live using the following link: https://youtu.be/4ANIhcPOcb4)

This is a very important meeting as The Executive (The highest decision making body within the Council and chaired by The Leader of The Council) will be asked to:

  1. Agree the Local Plan Update: Revised Growth Strategy consultation document for consultation;

  2. Agree the consultation framework as set out in the report;

  3. Agrees that minor changes to the content of the Local Plan Update: Revised Growth Strategy consultation document, and the production of studies and materials produced to support the consultation, be delegated to the Director of Place and Growth in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement


National planning policy requires local authorities to regularly review, and where necessary update their local plans. The preparation of a new local plan, The Local Plan Update (LPU) will ensure that planning policies continue to be effective in managing the decisions on development proposals by Wokingham Borough Council (WBC), and where these are appealed by Government appointed planning inspectors. Without effective planning policies, there would be no real control or influence over where and how new housing and other types of development take place. This could lead to housing and other forms of development being allowed in poor locations, being of lower quality, and in places where infrastructure cannot be improved to help deal with the impacts.

Local plans must be prepared in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. WBC are encouraging every body to share their views in order to help them “ carry on building thriving, vibrant communities for generations to come.” For more information, visit engage.wokingham.gov.uk

You can also find out more at one of Wokingham Borough Council Public Meetings:

  • Monday, 22nd November, 7pm to 9pm - Main hall, St Crispin’s School, Wokingham

  • Tuesday, 30th November, 7pm to 9pm - Arborfield Green Leisure Centre, Arborfield

  • Thursday, 2nd December, 6pm to 7pm and 7.30pm to 8.00pm - Virtual meetings

  • Monday, 6th December, 6pm to 7pm and 7.30pm to 8.30pm - Virtual meetings

Hurst Village Society will be providing regular updates and information on this dedicated planning page as work on this important piece of work progresses and is committed to engaging with WBC and Hurst Parish Council as much as we can in this process.