The Local Plan Review (LPR)
The Local Plan Review 2022-2039 was submitted to the Secretary of State on 31 March 2023. A Planning Inspector will shortly be appointed to carry out an independent examination of the plan.
- Further information on the independent examination can be found on the dedicated webpage here.
- Further details about the LPR, including the supporting evidence, are set out below.
The LPR determines how many new homes are needed and where they should be built. It also looks at employment needs and finds opportunities for future growth. It will also identify the places where growth should be limited. West Berkshire is a great place to live, work and visit - and we want to keep it that way for future generations. The Plan includes proposals for 9,000 new homes in West Berkshire through 2039, emphasises how development can address the climate crisis, and safeguards the district's valuable assets.
Councillors voted on 1 December 2022 to move the Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Local Plan Review 2022-2039 to consultation. The consultation took place between 4pm on Friday 20 January 2023 and 4.30pm on Friday 3 March 2023, and the responses we received have now been published. In line with the timetable for the LPR (as set out in the Local Development Scheme), submission of the LPR to the Secretary of State for indpendent examination took place on 31 March 2023.
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