The Parish Council is a statutory consultee and West Berkshire Council (the planning authority) will ask us to comment on all Cold Ash Parish planning applications. This includes applications in Cold Ash, Ashmore Green, Manor Park, Southend and those in neighbouring parishes if the application is close to the Parish Boundary.

The Parish Council considers the planning applications in its meetings and can either Support, Object or No Comment an application. If the Council wants to object to an application it has to be on valid planning grounds – for example, it could be that an application doesn’t comply with the Cold Ash & Ashmore Green Village Design Statement. Ultimately it is West Berkshire Council that makes decisions on planning applications, not the Parish Council.

The Parish Council meeting agendas will indicate which planning applications are to be considered in a meeting. Once the minutes of the meeting are published they will document the Parish Council’s decision regarding the applications. The minutes will also document when West Berkshire Council has made a decision on an application.

The details of planning applications can be found on the West Berkshire Council (WBC) website. Links to the applications considered by the Parish Council can be found below. The month indicates the month in which the Parish Council considered an application. Note that older applications will be removed from the list below, but will be still available on the WBC website.

Cold Ash Parish Planning Applications

July 2020

Northstar The Ridge Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9HY
Rear single storey extension, cladding to existing side extension and enlargement of rear first floor window.

June 2020

Saplings Cold Ash Hill Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PH
Removal of a 10 ft Conifer Hedge within our boundary and erection of a wooden feather board fence
Land Adjacent To Hilltop Oxford Road Donnington (Adjacent to Parish)
Approval of reserved matters application for phased development of 222 dwellings pursuant to planning application 19/00442/OUTMAJ which relates to Section 73: Variation of Condition 1 (Approved Plans) of planning application 14/02480/OUTMAJ allowed  under appeal reference APP/W0340/W/16/3143214 for a mixed use scheme on 23.1 ha of land, comprising up to 401 dwellings on 11.35 ha of land. A 400 sq.m. local centre (Use Classes A1/A2/D1/D2  no more than 200 sq.m. of A1) on 0.29 ha of land, a one form entry primary school site on 1.7 ha of land, public open space, landscaping and associated highway works. Matters to be considered: Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale

May 2020

8 Strouds Meadow Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PQ
Erect a new fence for the rear garden closer to the boundary of the property to include a gate.
Remove redundant section of wall including gate
The Creek Heath Lane Henwick Thatcham RG18 3EP
The use of Coach House, The Gallery and Stable Cottage as individual dwellinghouses.
Land at End Of Charlotte Close Hermitage Thatcham
Erection of 18 dwellings and associated landscape and highway works.

April 2020

3 Hatchgate Close Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9NY 
Single storey rear extension