BFC Consultation: Draft Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area SPD

Bracknell Forest Council is publishing a Draft Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The public consultation runs from 10.00 AM on Monday 8th January until 5.00 PM on Monday 19th February 2018.

The Draft SPADPD, once completed, will be a key document in Bracknell Forest Council’s Local Development Framework. It will be an essential part of implementing the Council’s land use planning strategy. In particular, the SPADPD will:

Set out the context, rationale and issues relating to the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA).
Set out the assessment and mitigation requirements for development which places recreational pressure on the SPA.
Set the financial contributions developers should pay.
Bring forward new land to be upgraded as alternative recreational open space to the SPA called Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspaces (SANGs).
Once adopted, the SPASPD will be used to determine planning applications along with planning policies.

Comments on the Consultation Draft Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area (SPA) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) can be made:

The documents are available to view online at http://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/portal/planning/spa/draft_thames_basin_heaths_spaspd18.

Copies of the document are also available at Time Square, the Libraries and Parish and Town Councils across the Borough.

Subject to the responses on the public consultation, a final version of the SPD is anticipated to be adopted as planning guidance in early 2018.

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