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 having a draft Plan, which we are now consulting on.
The Parish council has now submitted the NDP to WBC to carry out the Regulation 16 consultation.
How to view the Cold Ash Neighbourhood Plan
The regulation 16 version of the Cold Ash Neighbourhood Plan can be dowloaded in PDF format by clicking the button below:
The Neighbourhood Plan consultation statement can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the following button:
The Examiner’s Procedural letter dated 1.11.2023 can be downloaded in PDF format by the clicking the following button:
The Examiner’s letter containing questions to West Berkshire Council dated 13.11.2023 can be downloaded in PDF format by the clicking the following button:
The Parish Council’s response to the Examiner’s Questions can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the following button:
The Parish Council’s comments relating West Berkshire Council’s response to the Examiner can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the following button:
You can also view hard copies of the Plan at the Parish Office. See the contact us page for details.