Useful Planning Information
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. The dates of which can be found on the home page calendar.
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.
Click here to go to the WBC Planning Portal and select the Parish name from the list to show the applications.