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: 

A pdf icon Statement of Consultation [3Mb] on the Draft Local Plan summarises the consultation process, and sets out summaries of the representations received and the responses by Council officers.

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