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 Wednesday 14th April 2021. Click on the application number to view the plans.

Application NoSite Address Proposal
21050650 Benning Way RG40 1XX Full application for proposed change of
land use from amenity land to
residential, the proposed demolition of
existing garden wall, and the proposed
erection of a part single/ part two
storey side extension to create
habitable accommodation with the
insertion of 3 no. rooflights plus
changes to fenestration.
210769 Rosa Building Mulberry Business Park Fishponds Road RG41 2GYPrior approval submission for proposed change of use of the office building (Use Class E(i)) to 34 no. residential units (Use Class C3).
210547 Ashridge House Oaklands Business Centre, Oaklands Park RG41 2FD Prior approval submission for the erection of two additional storeys on the existing detached commercial building to provide 9 no. dwellings.
210554 Site Of Former Sorbus House Fishponds Road RG41 2GYApplication for the approval of reserved matters pursuant to outline planning consent 192852 for the erection of 38 dwellings to include one and two bedroom dwellings, landscaping, bike store and bin store. Details of Layout, Appearance, Landscaping and Scale to be determined.
210705Fishponds Close RG41 2TZ Full application for the proposed erection of 2 no. industrial buildings (Use Class B2) comprising a total of 4 no. units together with associated infrastructure, parking and landscaping, following demolition of 2 no. existing industrial buildings.
211081Barkham Farms Barkham Full application for EIA development for the proposed installation of a new 52ha solar farm for a temporary period of 25 years including underground grid connection between site and Electricity Distribution Centre, laying of internal access road, the erection of substation building security fencing and associated landscaping with approximately 3.4ha of tree planting for carbon sequestration.
21105326 Rose Street RG11 1XUPrior approval submission for proposed conversion of office building (Use Class E(i)) to 1 no. dwelling (Use Class C3).
211148Ascot House Finchampstead Road RG40 2NWPrior approval submission for proposed conversion of office building (Use Class E(i)) to 21 no. residential units (Use Class C3).
210998Ascot House Finchampstead Road RG40 2NWPrior approval submission for proposed conversion of office building (Use Class E(i)) to 24 no. residential units (Use Class C3).