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.

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.

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