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 outcome of the last 5 Council years P&T Meetings can be seen in the table below. The last Council year (2019-2020) saw an increase of applications discussed by the Planning Committee.

The Planning Applications listed below will be considered at the next meeting of the Planning & Transportation Committee on Tuesday 7th July 2020. Click on the application number to view the plans.

Application NoSite Address Proposal
201326 Land Adjacent To 1 Fernhill Cottages Toutley Road RG41 1QJ Full application for phased development consisting of the proposed erection of 2 no. detached three bedroom dwellings with associated parking and new vehicular access.
201328 Quoin House Fishponds Road RG41 2QJ Full application for the proposed change of use from offices (Use Class B1a) to a flexible dual use comprising an eye clinic with ancillary administration hub and warehousing (Use Class D1) with erection of associated bin store, or offices (Use Class B1a), plus changes to external plant and fenestration.
201345 Fishponds Estate Fishponds Road RG41 2QJ Full application for the proposed erection of a building consisting of 1 no. self-storage facility (Use Class B8) and 2 no. industrial units (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) with associated hardstanding and soft landscaping, following demolition of existing units 718 and 720 Millars Business Park.
201315 Ashridge Farm Warren House Road RG40 5QB Application to vary condition 2 of Listed Building Consent 170884 for the proposed conversion of existing Listed barns/outbuildings to 5no. dwellings involving a single storey extension to the rear of 2 outbuildings in connection with their conversion. Condition 2 refers to the list of approved plans. The proposed variation relates to an amendment to the application site boundary in conjunction with repositioning the location of the visitor parking spaces and car port.
201146 27 Denmark Street RG40 2AY Full planning application for the proposed change of use from use class A1 (Retail) to a mixed use class (A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5).
201499 52 Langborough Road RG40 2BT Full planning for the proposed sub-division of existing 6-7 bedroom dwelling and minor extensions to form 2 no. dwellings (1 no. 3 bedroom and 1 no. 1 bedroom) with associated private amenity space, parking and landscaping.
201523 Unit 7a Elms field RG40 2FE Application to vary condition 17 of planning permission 153125 (a mixed use, town centre development) to allow deliveries to and from Unit 7a to take place between the hours of 07:00 and 16:00 seven days a week.
201515 Ashridge Farm Warren House Road RG40 5QB Full application for the erection of 165 dwellings comprising a mix of 1,2,3 & 4 beds with associated landscaping, parking, open space, drainage; construction of a new access onto Warren House Road; provision of an area of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and all other associated development works (including demolition of existing buildings and provision of temporary site sales).