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Ruscombe draft neighbourhood plan consultation

Ruscombe draft neighbourhood plan consultation

08 February 2022
Shute End

Wokingham Borough Council is consulting on a draft neighbourhood plan for Ruscombe parish and wants your views.


Ruscombe Parish Council has prepared a neighbourhood plan with the help of the local community. The plan aims to help guide development in the area reflecting the aspirations of the community and taking account of what makes the area special.


The plan contains a vision, objectives and a range of policies covering housing, the environment, community facilities, business development and transport. The plan, if adopted, will be used to help the council make decisions on all planning applications within the parish.


Cllr Wayne Smith, executive member for planning and enforcement, said: “The Ruscombe Neighbourhood Plan is a key part of our wider plan for how development will be managed in the borough. The parish council and volunteers have worked hard over several years to produce a plan that will help development in the parish to be managed in an appropriate way.


“Your comments on the draft neighbourhood plan are important to everyone involved in preparing the plan. All comments will be shared with the independent examiner, who will be appointed to consider the plan and supporting documents, and come to a view on whether the draft plan should proceed to a referendum. The examiner can use your input to recommend changes to the plan so please get involved.”


How to find the consultation documents

You can view the plan and supporting documents on the neighbourhood planning page of our website or by visiting our online engagement platform.  Hard copies will be made available at Civic Offices, Shute End.


How to respond

Comments can be made until 4.45pm on Friday, 25 March 2022.  Please return all completed response forms or comments by emailing policyandplans@wokingham.gov.uk or posting to Growth & Delivery Team, Wokingham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WR.

For more information 

More information about neighbourhood planning in Wokingham Borough is available by visiting the council’s website and searching “neighbourhood planning”.


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