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 14th December 2021. Click on the application number to view the plans.
|Application No||Site Address||Proposal|
|213597||7 Broad Street RG40 1AY||Full application for the proposed subdivision of the existing commercial unit into 2 no. commercial units, with alterations, refurbishment and associated works including changes to fenestration and installation of a canopy roof at the rear.|
|213400||Ascot House Finchampstead Road RG40 2NW||Full application for the proposed erection of a part two storey, part 4 storey side and upward extension, to create 19 no. dwellings, plus associated parking and additional works.|
|213797||6 Peach Street Wokingham RG40 1XG||Application to vary condition 30 of planning consent 190871 for the variation of conditions 2 (approved drawings) and 3 (approved uses) of planning permission F/2014/2637 (full planning permission for part redevelopment and part retention and refurbishment of existing buildings to provide a mixed use development for town centre uses) as varied by Section 73 applications 170718, 172765 and 183115 and amended by non-material amendments 181242 and 182714. Condition 30 refers to opening hours and the variation is to allow no. 6 Peach Street (Unit SU03) to open to customers at 06:00.|
|213397||16 Market Place Wokingham RG40 1AL||Full application for the proposed glass shopfront and door, bringing the door forward in line with the shopfront, introducing stall riser. LED externally illuminated fascia sign with channel light and Projecting sign.(RETROSPECTIVE)|
|213635||8 Nicholson Drive Wokingham RG41 1AG||Full application for the change of use of amenity land to residential garden, including erection of new boundary fence. (Retrospective)|