The Council delegates much of its business to the following Committees and they have regular meetings:

Amenities: Responsible for the Council’s facilities including parks, allotments, buildings, markets and playgrounds.

Members for 2019/20
Chairman: 
Cllr Nick Campbell-WhiteVice Chairman: Peter Dennis
Members:
 Cllrs James Box, Ms Lynn Forbes, Tony Lack, Daniel Hinton, Peter Hornsby, Morag Malvern, Elizabeth Bishop.


Arts & Culture: Encourages, supports and, in conjunction with other organisations, delivers artistic and cultural events to users of the Town Centre.

Members for 2019/20
Chairman: 
Cllr Sally Gurney
Vice-Chairman: 
Cllr Abby Tebboth
Members: 
Cllrs Anna Box, Philip Cunnington, Matteo Fumagalli, Daniel Hinton, Peter Hornsby, Tim Lloyd, Morag Malvern.


Civic:  Makes decisions on matters relating to the Mayor’s civic involvement and maintaining the Town Council traditions. These include the mayoral regalia and civic events such as Civic Awards.

Members for 2019/20
Chairman:
 Cllr David Lee
Vice Chairman: Cllr Anna Box
Members: Cllrs James Box, Maria Gee, Julian McGhee-Sumner, Dianne King, Tim Lloyd, Peter Lucey, Rachel Bishop-Firth.


The Finance & Personnel Committee: controls the finances and general administration of the Council, setting and overseeing the budgets for the other Committees. It administers the allocation of grants to local charities and community projects. The Committee also deals with all staffing matters, covering such areas as employment terms and conditions and authorising the recruitment of new staff.

Members for 2019/20
Chairman: 
Cllr Maria Gee
Vice-Chairman: 
Cllr David Lee
Members: 
Cllrs Rachel Bishop-Firth, Nick Campbell-White, Ms Sally Gurney, Philip Cunnington, Nick Fox, Keith Malvern, Imogen Shepherd-Dubey.


The Planning & Transportation Committee : Wokingham Town Council is a Statutory Consultee for Planning Applications, Development Proposals and Transport issues arising within the boundaries of the town. The Town Council delegates responsibility for dealing with these matters to the Planning & Transportation (P&T) Committee. The P&T Committee is also responsible for the upkeep of some bus shelters and park benches in the Town

Members for 2019/20
Chairman: Cllr Imogen Shepherd-Dubey
Vice Chairman: CllrTony Lack
Members: Cllrs Peter Dennis, Nick Fox, Matteo Fumagalli, Daniel Hinton, Adrian Mather, Keith Malvern, Abby Tebboth.

Wokingham Town Council is a Statutory Consultee for Planning Applications, Development Proposals and Transport issues arising within the boundaries of the town. The Town Council delegates responsibility for dealing with these matters to the Planning & Transportation (P&T) Committee. The P&T Committee is also responsible for the upkeep of some bus shelters and park benches in the town.

The P&T Committee studies all Consultations affecting the town.


The Planning & Transportation Committee meets once a month on a Tuesday evening during nine months of the year to consider planning applications and associated matters. Wokingham residents are welcome to attend these meetings and ask questions before Councillors decide on their recommendations.

The Committee considers planning applications that fall into the following categories:

  • Development within the Conservation Areas
  • Development within the curtilage of a Listed Building
  • Development where existing buildings are to be demolished and/or new buildings are to be erected
  • Development having a potential impact on road safety
  • Change of Use

The Town Council’s comments are submitted to Wokingham Borough Council, where a decision will be made by a Planning Officer under delegated authority, or at a meeting of the Borough Council’s Planning Committee.

Details of planning applications can be viewed on the Borough Council’s web site by searching for the application number or address.


The Planning Applications listed below will be considered at the next meeting of the Planning & Transportation Committee on Tuesday 10th September 2019. Click on the application number to view the plans.

Application NoSite Address Proposal
191573
9 Easthampstead Road RG40 2EH
Full application for the proposed erection of a three storey building consisting of 22 residential units following demolition of existing building.