Cold Ash NDP : Referendum

About the Plan

At the request of the Cold Ash Parish Council, in March 2018, West Berkshire Council designated the Cold Ash neighbourhood area, which shares its boundary with the parish. A steering group comprising local councillors and volunteers from the community was set up to lead the project to develop the Cold Ash Neighbourhood Plan.

The Neighbourhood Plan is a document that sets out planning and land-use policies relating to the Cold Ash neighbourhood area. It is a formal document that sets out, in development terms, how land should be used within the parish, as well as planning policies to influence development proposals. 

The Neighbourhood Plan must undergo a rigorous process, including a series of consultations, an independent examination and finally a local referendum, as ultimately it will form part of the development plan for West Berkshire, sitting alongside the West Berkshire District Local Plan. If successful, it will be used alongside the Local Plan policies to determine the outcome of planning applications within Cold Ash. A great deal of work has been undertaken to reach the point of the Plan being considered by Referendum on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

The Referendum version of the NDP can be viewed here.

The Notice of Referendum can be viewed here.

You can also view hard copies of the Plan at the Parish Office. See the contact us page for details.