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 5th October 2021. Click on the application number to view the plans.

Application NoSite Address Proposal
192325Land South East of Finchampstead RoadHybrid Planning application (part outline/part full) comprising outline application with all matters reserved for up to 171 no. dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure and full application for Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). This is a re-consultation because revised/additional information has been received including a reduction in the site area and a reduction in the number of dwellings proposed (from 190 to 171). 
212901 15 Market Place RG40 1AL
Application for Listed Building Consent for the proposed change of use of first and second floor accommodation from ancillary retail to residential to create two self-contained flats with associated internal alterations and replacement of existing upper floor windows.
212958Former Cafe Rouge 30 Market Place RG40 1APApplication for Listed Building consent for the proposed installation of replacement signage including 3 no. fascia signs, 1 no. hanging sign, café barriers and 1 no. lettering sign, plus associated lighting and redecoration.