Cold Ash Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Open Day

Come to our event on 23rd October where Parishioners can find out about the upcoming Neighbourhood Development Plan. The event runs from 11am until 4pm in the Acland Memorial Hall in Cold Ash.

Why should you think about coming along?

Now is your chance to learn about our parish’s plans for growth over the next 15 years and to HAVE YOUR SAY. 

We will share with you the details behind our policies and show you the potential development sites within the parish in greater detail, along with our potential recommendations.

So, if you are able to join us on the 23rd we will share details around our plans for growth in the parish to 2036 including:

  • Explaining what the neighbourhood plan is and what it can and cannot be used for
  • The story of what has happened so far in the parish and our planned next steps
  • Our vision and objectives for positive growth to 2036
  • Our progress on the policies and gain your valuable feedback
  • Getting your vital feedback on the work we have undertaken on the potential housing development sites within the parish  
  • Capturing all additional feedback and project ideas you may have

Our local councillors as well as the NDP teams will be available to speak with you. We will have many displays with detailed plans, photographs, and policy details to make it as interesting as possible. We’d love to meet as many of you as possible, so please mark it on your calendar today!

NDP Photographic Competition update and final call to action!

We’ve had lots of incredible photographs submitted already for our NDP Photographic Competition but there still time to see if you can win one of our great prizes and also help us complete our NDP document.

Just as a reminder we are looking for photographs of our wonderful parish that capture our beautiful landscapes, historic buildings, parish values, and village charm for the final document. Everyone is welcome to assist us, and we will be awarding prizes for the best judged photos from both junior and senior entrants. 

The competition will run until the 18th October 2021 and will be judged by you our parishioners from a short list of photographs on the 23rd during our Open Day. 

Prizes will be:

  • For the best judged overall photograph, a chance to see our wonderful parish from the air! A wonderful adventure flight in a light aircraft for up to 3 people (the winning photographer plus 2 guests) around and over the parish taking off from west London.
  • For the best runners up in the Junior and Senior age groups 2 £50 Amazon gift vouchers each!   

Please let us have your great shots, creative landscapes, and charming village vistas on our community Facebook forum or via our NDP e-mail at

The more creative you are, the better, but please don’t forget to include the location in the parish of the shot as well as your name for reference. Also, by submitting your photos, you grant us permission to use them in our parish NDP documentation.

Good luck in the competition and we look forward to seeing you all on the 23rd October!