Planning

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.

In addition, the Parish Council is consulted on Planning Policy matters. For example, West Berkshire Council is creating a new Local Plan and the Parish Council will normally assess its impact on the Parish and comment on it. See the following page for details.

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.

If you would like to comment on an application, you can attend the Parish Council meeting where it is being considered. There is a public participation section at the beginning of the meeting where you can address the Council. Note, you won’t be able to speak during the meeting when Councillors consider an application. In addition, you can write to or email the Parish Council about a particular application and Councillors will take your comments into consideration when they review the application. You should also forward your comments to West Berkshire Council.

Cold Ash Parish Planning Applications

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.

July 2021

21/01477/HOUSE 
Hazian Ashmore Green Road Ashmore Green
Formation of habitable rooms in roof space with front and rear gable build ups and side dormers
21/01599/HOUSE
Copperfields The Ridge Cold Ash
Single-storey rear extension, associated renovations, landscape works and demolition of existing kitchen/family room.
21/01529/HOUSE
Jonroc  Road Known As Ashmore Green Road
Platform 3m x 2.5m built around an apple tree 2.4m from the ground, All built with treated softwood. Accessed via a wooden ladder
21/01649/FULMAJ
ADJACENT TO PARISH  Sanctuary Wood Slanting Hill Hermitage 
Replacement dwelling and detached garage with guest accommodation above.
21/01452/FULEXT
Land South Of Waller Drive
Full planning application for the redevelopment of the site for 70 dwellings (Use Class C3), public open space, play space, drainage, parking and associated access, infrastructure, landscape, ancillary and site preparation works, including demolition of existing structures and removal of existing hardstanding.
21/01574/HOUSE
Davenham House Slanting Hill Hermitage
Provide a new single storey side extension with pitched roof to existing property comprising of art studio and gym.
21/01565/FULD
Westrop Farm The Ridge
Change of use of agricultural building to form one dwelling; alterations and extensions (alternative design for one of the two dwellings, Dairy Cottage, most recently approved under planning reference 19/01102/FULD)

June 2021

21/01354/HOUSE
The White House Long Lane Cold Ash 
Ground floor extension and first floor extension over kitchen
21/01437/HOUSE
Sanctuary Wood Slanting Hill RG18 9QG
Relocation of driveway access and associated work to significantly improve visibility and safety.
21/01197/HOUSE 
Norbreck The Ridge Cold Ash RG18 9HT
Proposed detached garage, stop up existing secondary access and new hedgerow with fence behind
21/01203/REM
Land Adjacent To Summerfield The Ridge Cold Ash
Section 73 application for removal/variation of conditions 1 (approved plans), 5 (Instant hedge) and 6 (gates) of approved 19/00832/REM –  Approval of reserved matters following outline  permission 16/02529/OUTD – Change of use of part of existing agricultural field to residential and the erection of 5 no. detached dwelling houses with ancillary garages, access, parking, landscaping and associated works.  Matters seeking consent – Appearance, landscaping and scale.
21/01244/HOUSE
Chapel House St Marys The Ridge
Insulate and render walls to 1980’s extension (with no change to original adjacent brickwork), replace windows, construct front porch and rear lobby/boot room.
21/01274/HOUSE
Adjacent to Parish Penbury Long Lane Hermitage
Proposed loft conversion and rear extension

May 2021

21/01036/HOUSE
16 Huntingdon Gardens Newbury
Proposed loft conversion with new gable, front dormer and rear PV array
21/01078/HOUSE
Holly Tree House Fishers Lane RG18 9NG
S73 Application for removal of conditions 4 (obscure glazing) and 5 (permitted development) of approved 20/02104/HOUSE -Two storey side extension and alterations
21/01125/HOUSE
2 Collaroy Glen Cold Ash RG18 9PZ
Single storey extension to enlarge kitchen/family area
21/00808/FUL
ADJACENT TO PARISH 12 Highwood Close Shaw Newbury West Berkshire RG14 2EJ
Erection of a 2 bed detached dwelling and associated works

April 2021

21/00860/HOUSE 
Southend Cold Ash Thatcham West Berkshire RG18 3BW
Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension.
21/00425/HOUSE
Monterey House Collaroy Road Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PB
Proposed conversion of car port, first floor extension above and extend dropped kerb access.
21/00766/HOUSE
Byeways Ash Terrace  Ashmore Green Thatcham West Berkshire RG18 9EU
Extensions and internal alterations to Byeways, Ash Terrace.
21/00695/HOUSE
St Martins Red Shute Hill Hermitage Thatcham West Berkshire RG18 9QH
Single story Oak framed garage 5.9m x 9.5m, triple bay (one open) hip roof.
21/00863/HOUSE
Two Oaks Stoney Lane Ashmore Green
Single storey infill extension to front, partial rendering of existing bungalow.
21/00883/HOUSE
Cypressus Stoney Lane Ashmore Green
Proposed porch to front of property with flat roof. White pvcu frame and matching bungalow brick.

March 2021

21/00330/FULMAJ
Cleardene Farm Ashmore Green Road Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9ES
Conversion of 4 agricultural buildings into 4 residential dwellings, including part demolition and landscaping.
20/02550/FULEXT
ADJACENT TO PARISH: Numbering 1-47 Curridge Piece Curridge
External wall insulation to MOD to service family accommodation.
21/00232/FULMAJ
ADJACENT TO PARISH: Land at Lawrences Lane
Conversion involving ‘change of use’ from self service livery stable (sui generis) to form live/work unit (C3) with ancillary Office and associated works.
21/00375/CERTE
Davelaine Stoney Lane Ashmore Green  Thatcham RG18 9HE
Change of land use to residential garden

February 2021

21/00182/FUL
Clover House Westrop Farm The Ridge Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9JA
Change of use from pasture to paddock and construction of three loose boxes and tack room.
21/00066/HOUSE
Thirtover Lodge Thirtover Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9JE
Detached timber frame carport
21/00056/HOUSE
Robins Ridge Bucklebury Alley
Alterations to property including alterations to rear extension and terrace and dormer windows. All alterations are within the existing footprint. To the rear extension, lowering of floor level to create split level living area, addition of sliding doors & glazing to rear levation. Addition of velux windows to front. Modifications to rear dormer windows. Conversion of existing garage to bedroom/bathroom/utility area.

January 2021

20/03082/HOUSE
Arbor Low Bucklebury Alley Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9NH
Proposed single storey rear extension, extension and alterations to front porch, first floor front gable extension, garage conversion, new roof light, internal alterations and rendering of existing elevations
21/00041/HOUSE
Thirtover House Thirtover Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9JE
Two sheds to be built within the garden of Thirtover House. Shed 1 would measure 6m x 3m with a height of 4.35m, and Shed 2 would measure 4m x 2.4m with a height of 3.8m.
20/02812/HOUSE
Castle Lane Cottage Johnsons Lane Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PP
First floor rear extension to provide en-suite and wardrobe area.  Garden office/annexe guest accommodation to site where garage was previously approved.
20/02816/HOUSE
ADJACENT TO PARISH – Oak Tree Cottage Long Lane Hermitage Thatcham RG18 9QT
Demolition of flat roof single storey elements and construction of two storey and single storey extensions
20/02875/HOUSE
Woodley Stoney Lane Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9HQ
Erection of five brick pillars to support gates and wall in the front garden to provide security.
20/02788/RESMAJ
ADJACENT TO PARISH – Land Adjacent To Hilltop Oxford Road Donnington Newbury
Section 73: Variation of condition 2 ‘approved plans’ of approved application 18/03061/RESMAJ: Reserved matters application for phased development of 222 dwellings pursuant to outline planning application number 19/00442/OUTMAJ which relates to Section 73: Variation of Condition 1 (approved plans) of planning application reference 14/02480/OUTMAJ allowed under appeal decision reference APP/W0340/W/16/3143214 dated 20 March 2017 for a mixed use scheme on 23.1 hectares of land, comprising up to 401 dwellings on 11.35 hectares 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 hectares of land, a one form entry primary school site on 1.7 hectares of land, public open space, landscaping and associated highway works). Matters to be considered: Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale, and discharge of Condition 4 (site wide housing mix) and 5 (strategic landscaping plan) of 19/00442/OUTMAJ.

December 2020

20/02728/HOUSE
ADJACENT TO PARISH 1 Henwick Court Cottages Manor Lane Henwick  Thatcham RG18 3QZ
Erection of detached posh potting shed with oak porch and tiled roof, to be situated in the south-westerly corner of the garden, on the right hand side when viewing the property from the existing footpath, bordered by the adjacent field and existing footpath.
20/02643/HOUSE
6 Yates Copse Newbury RG14 2SB
Two storey side extension, conversion of garage to enlarge kitchen dining room including additional bedroom and enlarge existing bedroom with internal alterations, additional parking space created to frontage

November 2020

20/02535/HOUSE
Arcturus Gladstone Lane Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PR
Alteration to existing dwelling with side extension, alterations to roof and internal alterations.
20/02611/HOUSE
Sunview House Thirtover Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9JE
Proposed garden lodge (6m x 4.5m) to be installed in the garden at 2m high, to be used as a games room.
20/02643/HOUSE
6 Yates Copse Newbury RG14 2SB
Two storey side extension, conversion of garage to enlarge kitchen dining room including additional bedroom and enlarge existing bedroom with internal alterations, additional parking space created to frontage
20/02433/HOUSE
Cherry Cottage Bucklebury Alley Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9NN
Two storey side extension and construction of outbuilding following demolition of existing outbuilding.
20/02327/HOUSE
Eddystone House Bucklebury Alley
Extension to garage to form home office
20/02371/HOUSE
Briar Stone Drove Lane
Single storey side extension linking existing house to existing garage converted to habitable use

October 2020

20/02270/FUL
Adjacent to Parish  Berkshire Talent Academy Unit 14 Turnpike Industrial Estate Turnpike Road Newbury RG14 2LR
Section 73 removal of condition (1) of approved application 17/02594/FUL – Change of use – B2 general industrial to D2 assembly and leisure
20/02345/HOUSE
Springfields Ashmore Green Road Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9ES
Removal of existing rear conservatory and replacement with an oak framed garden room
20/02247/LBC2
Westwood Bucklebury Alley
Proposed placement of a bullion glass pane into the current front door and change the colour of the dwellinghouse to match Woodrow, the adjoining dwellinghouse
20/02246/HOUSE
Westwood Bucklebury Alley
Proposed placement of a bullion glass pane into the current front door and change the colour of the dwellinghouse to match Woodrow, the adjoining dwellinghouse

20/02104/HOUSE
Holly Tree House Fishers Lane Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9NG
Two storey side extension and alterations
20/02062/COMIND
St Gabriels Farm The Ridge Cold Ash  Thatcham
A full planning application (submitted in parallel with the submission of a Class Q Prior Approval application) to facilitate limited works to: Establish an access way (including a turning head) which links the driveways of the new dwellings created under the parallel Class Q Prior approval application, to the existing approved driveway and access track at the St Gabriels Farm site. Regularise improved site parking arrangements. Achieve proportionate extensions to some of the limited residential curtilages established for the new dwellings being approved under the Class Q Prior Approval application. Add additional drainpipes to the dwellings being approved under the Class Q Prior Approval application. Site landscaping improvements. Demolition of a barn redundant following approval of the parallel Class Q Prior application. Creation of a paddock in place of the redundant barn being demolished. Filling in of three slurry pits.
20/02140/HOUSE
The Woodburner Ashmore Green Road Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9ER
Extension, balcony and small dormer to the front and larger box dormer to the rear

September 2020

20/02052/HOUSE
The Bungalow Pear Tree Lane Newbury RG14 2LY
Demolition of existing redundant pool room and formation of new summer room on same footprint.
20/02062/COMIND
St Gabriels Farm The Ridge Cold Ash  Thatcham
A full planning application (submitted in parallel with the submission of a Class Q Prior Approval application) to facilitate limited works to: Establish an access way (including a turning head) which links the driveways of the new dwellings created under the parallel Class Q Prior approval application, to the existing approved driveway and access track at the St Gabriels Farm site. Regularise improved site parking arrangements. Achieve proportionate extensions to some of the limited residential curtilages established for the new dwellings being approved under the Class Q Prior Approval application. Add additional drainpipes to the dwellings being approved under the Class Q Prior Approval application. Site landscaping improvements. Demolition of a barn redundant following approval of the parallel Class Q Prior application. Creation of a paddock in place of the redundant barn being demolished. Filling in of three slurry pits.
20/02075/FUL
Oakview Heath Lane Henwick Thatcham RG18 3FD
Change of use to garden (curtilage) and installation of new close board fence 2m in height.

August 2020

20/01774/OUTD
Sun In The Wood Stoney Lane Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9HF
Hybrid Application: Full planning permission for change of use of former pub to single residential dwelling together with external alterations and erection of garage. Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved) for erection of detached residential dwelling and garage on former pub car park.
20/01814/HOUSE
St Martins Red Shute Hill  Hermitage Thatcham RG18 9QH
Proposed replacement detached garage and car port.
20/01798/HOUSE
Oakview Heath Lane Henwick Thatcham RG18 3FD
Installation of new 2m high boundary fence adjacent to the highway
20/01691/HOUSE
Fernkloof  Stoney Lane Ashmore Green RG18 9HQ
Double storey rear extension, with refurbishment to existing house.
20/01707/HOUSE
The Bitters Bucklebury Alley Cold Ash RG18 9NH
Two storey front extension and detached car port.
20/01752/HOUSE
Oakdene Stoney Lane Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9HQ
Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of two storey front extension and raised decking. Alterations to external fabric and fenestration.
20/01563/FUL
Glendale Manor Collaroy Road Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PB
Proposed change of use of agricultural land to residential C3.

July 2020

20/01561/OUTD
Woodland Leaves Cold Ash Hill Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9PS
Outline permission for demolition of the existing dwelling house and erection of 3 x detached dwelling houses (access to be considered) including associated parking and amenity space. Matters to be considered: Access
20/00604/FULEXT
Coley Farm Stoney Lane
Erection of 75 dwellings, with associated access, parking, internal roads, drainage, landscaping, children’s play space and other associated infrastructure – Amended Plans 
20/01601/HOUSE
The Woodburner Ashmore Green Road Ashmore Green Thatcham RG18 9ER
Erection of front garden wall
20/01325/HOUSE
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

20/01202/HOUSE
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
20/00655/RESMAJ
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

20/01018/HOUSE
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
20/00977/CERTE
The Creek Heath Lane Henwick Thatcham RG18 3EP
The use of Coach House, The Gallery and Stable Cottage as individual dwellinghouses.
20/00912/FULEXT
Land at End Of Charlotte Close Hermitage Thatcham
Erection of 18 dwellings and associated landscape and highway works.

April 2020

20/00875/HOUSE
3 Hatchgate Close Cold Ash Thatcham RG18 9NY 
Single storey rear extension