Development guide set to get go-ahead
May 31, 2012
A guide to shape housing development in Wokingham over the next 15 years is to be rubber-stamped today.
The Borough Design Guide (BDG) has been created to steer all new developments in Wokingham and help to “retain and enhance the attractiveness of the borough’s environment through well-developed development”.
A consultation on the guide ran earlier this year and Wokingham Borough Council’s executive committee is due to approve the BDG at its meeting.
Councillor David Lee, leader of Wokingham Borough Council, said: “There were a number of very useful consultation responses which have helped the council prepare this final document, and we are extremely grateful for the time and effort residents and groups put into reading the document and contributing to its production.
“The overall aim is to enhance the quality of developments across the borough and to achieve this we want to make sure applications are of the highest design quality.
“That means safe, harmonious, inclusive, welcoming, sustainable places that are well-related to their surroundings.
“We are fortunate to have such a varied and attractive borough which it is everyone’s joint duty to protect and, where possible, enhance.”
Residents and developers putting together planning applications can use it to research relevant issues.
Planning officers and members will refer to it when deciding them.
To view the guide visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/planningcontrol/planning/consultations/currentconsultations/