Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) Planning Department can give you advice about planning matters and has design guides and other information about what needs planning permission and how to obtain it as well as the requirements of Building Control and regulations.
Planners will also take notice of a Parish’s Village Design Statement (VDS). This is a document prepared by local people to provide design criteria for the appearance of new buildings, including extensions, so that they blend with the local environment and reflect local character.
Additionally the index will lead you to a page that contains all the information on the proposed Arborfield Garrison development including the developer’s proposals and your Parish Council’s response.
A Parish Council cannot approve or refuse a planning application it can only review and comment to Wokingham Borough Council on planning applications within the Parish. In Barkham these are discussed both at full Council meetings and at specific Planning meetings. These comments can be found in the minutes of the relevant meeting. The dates of which can be found in the meetings calendar.
Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and select the Parish name from the list to show the applications.