Arborfield and Barkham are working together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.
The two parishes are facing great changes, with the Arborfield Green garden village being developed on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison and with the new Arborfield Cross Relief Road due to be constructed in the next few years.
With the Borough Council now in the process of developing the Local Plan Update, which will guide the future development of Wokingham Borough up to 2036, this is a very good time to be gathering our opinions and sharing them with the Borough Council.
The plan is being prepared by a Steering Group consisting of Councillors and residents drawn from both parishes. Work completed includes a Residents’ Survey in late 2016, a number of Focus Groups researching various topics including sustainability and greenways, analysis of housing needs and some public drop-in events including the “Shaping Our Future” event held in Autumn 2017. A further event was held in June 2018 to present a draft of the plan which launched the public consultation.
Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (9th July)
The Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan took another step forward on 27 June when the Borough’s Executive Committee agreed to set in motion the next round of consultation. It was particularly pleasing that the Executive gave the Plan their full support.
The Consultation period will run from Monday 8 July to 5pm Monday 19 August. Note that this consultation is being carried out by Wokingham Borough Council and full details and how to respond are shown below.
The plan will be passed to an independent examiner once the consultation is completed. It will be the examiner’s role to review all the representations and decide whether any changes are required. The Plan therefore remains on track to be put to a referendum in December.
The plan and supporting documents are being published by Wokingham Borough Council on Monday 8 July 2019 to 5pm Monday 19 August 2019 and your comments are invited. During the consultation period, the plan and supporting documents can be viewed:
Please submit your comments via the response form available at the above web address.
Comments can also be submitted in writing by:
NP Steering Group
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