12 Oct Advance notice – a questionnaire is coming – your feedback is vital
What is the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan?
The Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan is our opportunity to shape and guide how our Parish develops. In 2011 the Government published the Localism Act to give local communities a greater say over future development and use of land. Winkfield Parish Council took the decision in December 2015 to proceed with writing a Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan.
Why does Winkfield need a Neighbourhood Plan?
Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) has identified that there is a housing need for 635 new homes across the Borough annually from 2013 to 2036. Some of these homes may be built in Winkfield Parish. Our Neighbourhood Plan will address housing and environment issues and much more, and form an integral part of the planning process for the next 20 years. The Plan will be drafted following close consultation with residents, businesses and other organisations. If approved by a referendum of residents, the Plan will be adopted and become an integral part of planning policy.
How can you get involved?
A group of 25 Winkfield residents representing the settlements within the Parish are in the early stages of production of a draft Plan. A questionnaire will shortly be delivered to every home in Winkfield and will give you the opportunity to have your say about where you live, what is good and what could be improved. Your views will be vital in drafting the Neighbourhood Plan and forming the policies that shape the future development of your area. We would strongly urge you to complete and return the questionnaire which will also be made available online here soon.
The results of the questionnaire will be collated and audited by an independent body.