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Contents

Summary

Foreword

  1. Introduction
    • Figure 1.1: Summary timetable for the Core Strategy
    • About this document
    • How the Local Development Framework fits together
    • Figure 1.2 – The Development Plan for Wokingham Borough
    • Minerals & Waste
    • National and Regional policy
    • Lifetime for this Core Strategy
  2. Spatial Issues for the Borough
    • The South East Plan
    • Map 2.1 – Location of Wokingham Borough within South East Plan and the Western Corridor & Blackwater Valley Sub-Region
    • Neighbouring authorities
    • Map 2.2 – Wokingham Borough and adjoining local authorities
      • Basingstoke & Deane Borough
      • Bracknell Forest Borough
      • Hart District
      • Reading Borough
      • South Oxfordshire District
      • West Berkshire District
      • Windsor & Maidenhead Borough
      • Wycombe District
      • Cross-boundary working
    • Context for the Borough
    • Consistency with strategies for the borough
      • Community Strategy
      • Corporate Plan and the Council Vision
    • Map 2.3 - Proposed neighbourhoods in Wokingham Borough
      • Children’s Services
      • Community Services
      • Housing (including specialist housing)
      • Transport and Accessibility
      • Place and Neighbourhood Services
      • Waste and Recycling
      • Sport, leisure and countryside recreation
      • Burial Grounds
      • Berkshire Fire & Rescue
      • Berkshire West Primary Care Trust
      • Thames Valley Police
    • Sustainability Appraisal (including Strategic Environmental
    • Assessment) and Appropriate Assessment
    • Aspirations and Spatial Issues for the Borough
    • Settlements within the Borough
      • Arborfield Garrison
      • Earley, Shinfield (North of M4) and Woodley
      • Crowthorne (Pinewood)
      • Finchampstead North
      • Green Park
      • Shinfield, Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross
      • Twyford and Ruscombe
      • Wargrave
      • Winnersh
      • Wokingham
      • Arborfield Cross, Charvil, Barkham Hill, Finchampstead, Hurst, Riseley, Sindlesham, Sonning & Swallowfield
    • Areas outside of defined settlements/development limits (including countryside)
  3. Spatial vision for Wokingham Borough
    • The Vision
    • Availability and deliverability of land
    • Implementing the vision
      • Arborfield Garrison
      • Crowthorne (Pinewood)
      • Earley, Green Park, Shinfield (North of M4) and Woodley
      • Shinfield, Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross
      • Twyford and Ruscombe
      • Wargrave
      • Winnersh
      • Wokingham
      • Arborfield Cross, Barkham Hill, Charvil, Finchampstead, Hurst, Riseley, Sindlesham, Sonning and Swallowfield
      • Outside of defined settlements/development limits (including the countryside)
  4. Core Strategy Policies
    • Delivering a sustainable borough
    • CP1 – Sustainable development
    • CP2 - Inclusive communities
    • CP3 - General Principles for development
    • CP4 - Infrastructure Requirements
    • CP5 - Housing mix, density and affordability
    • CP6 - Managing Travel Demand
    • CP7 - Biodiversity
    • CP8 - Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area
      • Managing growth
    • CP9 – Scale and location of development proposals
    • CP10 - Improvements to the Strategic Transport Network
    • CP11 - Proposals outside Development Limits (including countryside)
    • CP12 - Green Belt
    • CP13 – Town centres and shopping
    • Table 4.1 – Summary of current floorspace and potential future capacity for centres in Wokingham Borough (convenience & comparison)
    • CP14 - Growth and Renaissance of Wokingham Town Centre
    • CP15 - Employment Development
    • CP16 – Science Park
    • CP17 - Housing delivery
    • Table 4.2 – Summary of housing land supply by phasing period
    • Table 4.3 – Net dwelling completions (2001-2008) by CP9 classification
      • Major locations for growth (Strategic Development Locations)
    • CP18 – Arborfield Garrison Strategic Development Location
    • CP19 – South of the M4 Strategic Development Location
    • CP20 – North Wokingham Strategic Development Location
    • CP21 – South Wokingham Strategic Development Location
  5. Implementation and Monitoring
    • Core Strategy – Indicators and Targets

Appendix 1 – Details of how Core Strategy replaces saved policies of the Wokingham District Local Plan

Appendix 2 – Comparison of Core Strategy policies with Spatial and Sustainability Objectives of the Core Strategy

Appendix 3 – Summary of facilities and scale of existing settlements at 1 April 2008

Appendix 4 – Guidelines for the provision of Public Open Space associated with residential development

Appendix 5 – Settlements outside the borough along public transport routes radiating from Wokingham Borough

Appendix 6 – Expected Housing Land Supply to 2026

Appendix 7 – Additional Guidance for the Development of Strategic

Development Locations

  • Arborfield Garrison
    • Concept Rationale
    • Concept Statement
    • Sustainability
    • Infrastructure
    • Housing Land, Mix and Density
    • Key Design Principles
    • Planning Obligations
  • South of the M4 (Junction 11)
    • Concept Rationale
    • Concept Statement
    • Sustainability
    • Infrastructure Requirements
    • Housing Land, Mix and Density
    • Key Design Principles
    • Planning Obligations
  • North Wokingham
    • Concept Rationale
    • Concept Statement
    • Sustainability
    • Infrastructure Requirements
    • Housing Land, Mix and Density
    • Key Design Principles
    • Planning Obligations
  • South Wokingham
    • Concept Rationale
    • South Wokingham Concept Statement
    • Sustainability
    • Infrastructure Requirements
    • Housing Land, Mix and Density
    • Key Design Principles
    • Planning Obligations

Glossary

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