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 6th October 2020. Click on the application number to view the plans.

Application NoSite Address Proposal
202271 Montague House 31 Broad street RG40 1AU Application for Listed Building consent for the proposed minor alterations and refurbishment both electrical and of building repairs to the interior of a listed building.
202065 54-58 Reading Road RG41 1EH Full application for the proposed erection of 34 no. retirement living apartments including communal facilities and associated car parking and landscaping, following demolition of existing 3 no. dwellings.
202342 Quoin House Fishponds Road RG41 2QJ Application to vary condition 4 & 5 of planning consent 201328 for the Full application for the proposed change of use from offices (Use Class B1a) to a flexible mixed use comprising an eye clinic with ancillary administration hub and warehousing (Use Class D1) with erection of associated bin store, and offices (Use Class B1a), plus changes to external plant and fenestration. Condition 4 & 5 refers to 4. Plant Operating Times & 5. Hours of use and the variation is to allow opening hours on Sundays and bank holidays in order to meet NHS requirements.
201976 20 Swift Close RG41 3SF Full application for the proposed change of use from amenity land to residential and relocation of boundary fence.
202105 3-5 Easthampstead Road RG40 2EH Application for Listed Building consent for the proposed change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to residential (Use Class C3) to create 4 no. flats – 1 no. one bedroom and 3 no. two bedroom – plus the erection of a single storey front extension to form a bin store, part conversion of existing garage to habitable accommodation and cycle storage, erection of privacy screen in rear courtyard and changes to fenestration.
202259 31 The Terrace RG40 1BP Application for Listed Building consent for the proposed replacement and relocation of gas boiler from basement to first floor with exterior pipework.