The Government has initiated a consultation on a wide-scale reform of Planning Law. The process has started with the publication of a white paper "Planning for the Future". We can now look forward to 12 weeks of consultation, followed by the publication of a draft bill, a slow meander through both the Commons and the Lords accompanied by much lobbying from all sorts of vested interests. Finally, likely as we approach the middle of the decade, new Planning Laws may come into force alongside a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and revised Planning Policy Guidelines (PPG).
Copies of the White Paper and our summary of the possible impact on LP07 are below.
A summary of the process followed so far is given in the In Brief section of this website.
Key documents are available below.
The Council for the Protection of Rural England held an open meeting in Warfield to discuss the proposal earlier this year. Despite inviting Bracknell Forest Council and Syngenta to attend neither sent a representative to engage with the local community.
Originally Chris Turrell, BFC Executive Member for Planning & Transport, had accepted the invitation but he withdrew a few days before the meeting in a show of flagrant disregard for his constituents.
The CPRE flyer and report are available below..
Syngenta and Bracknell Forest have commissioned a Transport and Access Appraisal Report (TAAR) to support proposals for a new development at Jealott’s Hill on land that is currently within the Green Belt. A copy is available below.
The SJHC will commission a traffic report that will address the deficiencies in the report presented by the council which doesn't consider the impact of traffic crossing over into the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
In the meantime, please see a copy of a SJHC briefing paper on the likely impact on traffic to the north of Jealott's Hill should the proposal be approved.
The SJHC committee will commission Planning Consultants to report on the implications of such substantial development over 3 miles from the nearest train station with minimal public transport.
Files coming soon.
The SJHC will commission a study into the impact of concreting over 600 acres of Green Belt and introducing 4000 extra homes and at least 6000 extra cars..
Files coming soon.
This is the formal Constitution of the Save Jealott’s Hill Campaign Committee. This document formally sets out the objectives, activities and responsibilities of the Committee as an “Unincorporated Association”.
The Constitution spells out what the Officers and the Committee will do and how we will behave. We hope that this will be a short lived organisation but, in addition to taking the challenge of what we are trying to achieve seriously, we take our responsibilities for openness, integrity and transparency just as seriously. With that in mind we encourage you to familiarise yourselves with the Constitution and we welcome your questions on any aspects on which you are unclear.