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 02nd February 2021. Click on the application number to view the plans.
|Application No||Site Address||Proposal|
|203535||Land at the junction of Finchampstead Road and Molly Millars Lane||Full planning application for works at the junction of the A321 Finchampstead Road and Molly Millars Lane comprising replacement of the existing three-arm mini-roundabout with a larger roundabout; demolition of Nos 81 and 83/85 Finchampstead Road; and associated landscaping and changes to the pedestrian crossing environment.|
|203378||5a Market Place RG40 1AL||Application for Listed Building consent for the proposed change of use of the first and second floors from office (Use Class E(i)) to 1 x 1 no. bedroom and 2 x 2 no. bedroom residential flats (Use Class C3) with associated internal alterations plus repair and replacement glazing to front windows.|
|202633||1 Elmley Close RG41 1HP||Householder application for the proposed erection of a two storey side extension following demolition of existing garden store, single storey rear extension, conversion of existing garage to create habitable accommodation and alterations to existing porch to form canopy roof.|
|203387||Wokingham Railway Station Station Approach RG40 2AP||Application for Listed Building consent for proposed repair works to the Wokingham Station Footbridge including replacing deck with new hardwood, paint renewal, masonry and stone repairs on the western end stairs and isolated metallic strengthening.|
|192928||Land south of Wokingham East of Finchampstead Road and west of Waterloo Road||A full planning application for the construction of the South Wokingham Distributor Road (SWDR) between Finchampstead Road and Waterloo Road, including a link to Heathlands Road, together with associated works including demolition of Nos 76A and 76B Finchampstead Road. The SWDR will comprise a single carriageway, approximately 2.7km length and will also include a shared 3m wide cycle lane/foot way. This is a re-consultation|
|203527||45 – 47 Peach Street RG40 1XV||Full application for the proposed change of use of existing offices (Use Class E) at 43, 45 and 47 Peach Street to 24 no. residential units (Use Class C3) consisting of 10 x 1 bedroom, 10 x 2 bedroom and 4 x 3 bedroom units, with associated formation of a ground floor foyer, addition of balconies and 7 no. dormers, changes to fenestration and provision of parking and bin storage.|
|203607||Land at Knoll Farm Gipsy Lane Duxmere RG40 2BW||Full planning application for the proposed installation of an EE Ltd telecommunication base station, 1 no. 27.5m 30H lattice tower, 3 no. antennas, 2 no. 0.6m dishes, 2 no. equipment cabinets and ancillary development thereto, within an 8.0m x 6.0m compound with a 2.1m palisade fence.|
|203539||Land Off Bearwood Road Bearwood Road RG41 4SP||Full planning application for the change of use of 14.77ha from existing private woodland to informal recreational land (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG)) and associated infrastructure including pedestrian and vehicle access, car parking and footpath network and landscaping.|