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Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, Home Slider, News |

Referendum success

Referendum success

Following the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 8th December, we are pleased to announce the results: Turnout 15% Votes in favour of the plan – 967 (87%) Votes against the plan – 140 (13%) The plan will now be ratified by Wokingham Borough Council at its February executive meeting.   A huge thank you to all our residents who have been involved in developing the plan over the last 4 years, and watch this space for how we build upon the progress of the plan going forward.         Share...

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Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in Blog, News |

Pencil 8th December in your diary! It’s a referendum!

Pencil 8th December in your diary! It’s a referendum!

Fantastic news yesterday evening as Wokingham Borough Council officially approved the recommendation from the independent examination of the plan, to move it forward to referendum!   SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE REACHED IN LOCAL PLANNING – SHINFIELD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Local planning in the Wokingham Borough reached a significant milestone tonight (September 29), when Wokingham Borough Council’s decision-making executive accepted the report of the independent examination into the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan. This means a referendum will take place on December 8 to determine whether the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan should be adopted. If adopted, it would form part of the borough-wide development plan and would carry significant weight in the determination of planning applications in or affecting Shinfield Parish. This is the first neighbourhood plan in the Wokingham Borough.  Neighbourhood plans are prepared by town or parish councils, or neighbourhood forums. The plan can allow the community to have greater influence over development in its area. The process to develop the Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan began in May 2012, with the area being formally designated...

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Posted on Apr 5, 2016 in Blog, Home Slider, News |

Draft Neighbourhood Plan under consultation – 4th April to 16th May

Draft Neighbourhood Plan under consultation – 4th April to 16th May

Consultation on Shinfield Draft Neighbourhood Plan Shinfield Parish Council as the ‘qualifying body’ has prepared a neighbourhood plan for its parish. The Plan sets out objectives for the future of the parish and contains planning policies to guide the development in Shinfield Parish. The Parish Council submitted its Plan to Wokingham Borough Council in December 2015. On 31 March 2016, Wokingham Borough Council Executive committee agreed the neighbourhood plan for a 6 week regulatory consultation. The six-week public consultation on the proposed Plan in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) will run from 4 April 2016 to 16 May 2016. All the comments received during the consultation period will be submitted to the neighbourhood plan Examiner. Copies of the proposed Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available via this link; http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/consultations/ A list of all relevant supporting documents can be found at the back of the document. Anyone who wishes to make comments should make them in writing either by letter...

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