Bracknell Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Set for 9 September
27th July 2021 Posted in Council News
36 policies for environment, heritage, housing, economy and transport protect well-loved Town features and encourage improvements
The referendum on the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 9 September. Residents in the plan area will be able to vote at polling stations or by post.
In the last year, Bracknell has benefited from its planned layout with plenty of accessible green spaces. A key aim of the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan (BTNP) is to protect these, and to play a part in ensuring that new development in Bracknell is in character and of good quality. The plan’s 36 policies protect heritage buildings and community facilities and support economic infrastructure and transport improvements.
Work on the plan has been undertaken by the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan steering group, made up of Bracknell town councillors and volunteers, and chaired by Cllr Chris Turrell.
Cllr Turrell said: “For the plan to have come this far is a tribute to the tenacity of the steering group members, in particular in taking it through the more challenging stages of the process. The role of local residents in the consultation events has been important to the content of the plan. I encourage residents to look at the Plan, and to take part in the vote on 9 September.”
Further information on the plan is on the Bracknell Forest Council website – link:
and on the website of Bracknell Town Council, https://www.bracknelltowncouncil.gov.uk. Bracknell Forest Council are running the referendum.
A special edition of Bracknell Matters, Bracknell Town Council’s news magazine, will be circulated to all 22,000 households in the Bracknell Town Parish area in August. This will give more detailed information on the content of the BTNP. Regular tweets and Facebook posts in the weeks up to the referendum will highlight each policy.