The Preferred Options Draft of the Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) will be reported to a special meeting of full Council on 22 July 2014.
If full Council approves the draft DPD, it will then be published for a 7 week period of informal consultation from 25 July 2014 to 12 September 2014.
The DPD will contain the following information:
· Preferred housing site allocations for those areas defined by the adopted Core Strategy’s settlement hierarchy as urban areas, rural service centres or service villages. For some settlements these will be presented as options from which choices will then need to be made. The preferred housing sites have been selected from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) which was published in December 2013.
· Preferred allocations for the provision of pitches for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across the District, based on identified need.
· An updated policy to guide the development of Sandleford Park.
· Revised residential parking standards.
Additionally there will be background explanatory papers available.
An additional consultation on policies to guide development in the countryside will be published in the autumn.
We would like your comments on the proposals within the draft Plan during the consultation period. Copies of the consultation documents will be made available at the libraries in the District and at the Council offices. You can comment via our consultation portal at http://consult.westberks.gov.uk/portal and register using the login/register section. Alternatively please fill in the on-line consultation form which is available at www.westberks.gov.uk/housingsiteallocations and return it to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of the consultation form can also be made available.