New Local Plan

We are working on producing a new Local Plan, which will replace our current development plans (the Core Strategy, Reading Central Area Action Plan and Sites and Detailed Policies Document) with a new plan setting out how Reading will develop up to 2036. 

Issues and Options

Between January and March 2016, we undertook a pdf icon consultation on Issues and Options [20Mb] which is the first stage of the plan. This included a pdf icon summary leaflet [524kb] and a pdf icon sustainability appraisal [4Mb], which covers the effects of the policy on environmental, social and economic objectives.

The consultation ran from 22 January to 7 March 2016 and is now closed.  A pdf icon Statement of Consultation [10Mb] has been published. Council responses to the comments are set out in the pdf icon list of responses to issues and options representations [1Mb].

Draft Local Plan

Following on from Issues and Options, consultation on a Draft Local Plan took place between 1 May 2017 and 14 June 2017. The pdf icon Draft Local Plan [11Mb] is available to view on this page, together with a brief pdf icon summary leaflet [168kb]. The plan is accompanied by the following documents, which were also available for consultation: 

Unfortunately, there were problems with the mailbox on the consultation closing date. If you made comments by email and have not received an acknowledgment, please contact us at to check that they have been received.

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