West Berkshire Council Local Plan Review to 2037 – Consultation

West Berkshire Council is creating a new local plan that will define the housing numbers and allocate new housing sites running up to 2037. One of the new housing locations is the new strategic site in Thatcham that could have up to 2500 houses.

West Berkshire Council has recently completed a consultation on their draft version of the plan.

For further details and a copy of the Cold Ash Parish Council response to the consultation please visit our local plan webpage.

Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan Update

The Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a legal process that will allow Parishioners to have a greater say in where new housing will be built in the Parish of Cold Ash. It will also give Parishioners a greater say in the style and type of housing. 

The NDP is being developed by the Cold Ash NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group publishes regular updates for parishioners.

In the latest update Peter Murray from the NDP Steering Group gives an update on progress so far.

The full update can be found on the Cold Ash NDP website.

Christmas Competition Winners

Decorate the outside of your house for Christmas Competition

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the winners are:

  • 1st Place – Mr & Mrs Hicks, Billington Way
  • 2nd Place – Mr & Mrs Southgate, The Ridge
  • 3rd Place – Mr & Mrs Mercer, Ashmore Green Road

Thanks to all those that took part.

Cold Ash Parish Christmas Tree

You may have noticed our new Christmas Tree in the Hermitage Road Recreation Ground.

Cold Ash Parish Council and District Councillor Garth Simpson applied for and won a grant from West Berkshire Council to fund a Christmas Tree and associated LED lighting.

We hope you enjoy the Christmas tree and that it brightens up the recreation ground a little this year.

The Parish Council now plans to fund a Christmas tree every year and we may even have our own ‘switch on’ event next year!

Merry Christmas from Cold Ash Parish Council

Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan Update

The Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a legal process that will allow Parishioners to have a greater say in where new housing will be built in the Parish of Cold Ash. It will also give Parishioners a greater say in the style and type of housing. 

The NDP is being developed by the Cold Ash NDP Steering Group. The Steering Group publishes regular updates for parishioners.

In the latest update Councillor Garth Simpson describes recent activities with regards Traffic, Transport and Travel.

The full update can be found on the Cold Ash NDP website.

Christmas Competition

Decorate the outside of your house for Christmas Competition

Judging will take place between Friday 18th – 21st December

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Winners will be announced at the Cold Ash Parish Council meeting 8th January 2021

Join in and bring some cheer to Cold Ash Parish

All parts of the Parish are included, so don’t forget to take part in Florence Gardens & Manor Park!

If you would like your house to be considered, please email the clerk at coldash.pc@btinternet.com or call her on 01635 860004 with your full address and contact details.

Closing date for entry is 15th December 2020