Planning: sources of information
Information regarding boundary questions and disputes is available from HM Land Registry.
The Royal Town Planning Institute offers free, independent and professional advice on town planning matters to community groups and individuals who cannot afford to employ a planning consultant.
Government planning advice
The Planning Portal provides a gateway to the world of town and country planning. It gives users access to all planning services and information in one place. It also includes interactive guides covering common householder projects.
Bracknell Forest Council Customer Services
For more help please contact Customer Services using their enquiry form.
Alternatively you can phone on 01344 352000.
Office hours are 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Please note that the busiest hours for Customer Services are between 9:30am and 11:30am.
Planning and biodiversity guidance
A leaflet about planning and biodiversity is available.
Air quality assessment guidance for effects on habitats sites
Natural England (NE) currently advises that an air quality assessment will be required for developments with a net increase of over 100 dwellings and other developments on a case by case basis which are not included in the Bracknell Forest Local Plan (BFLP) Air Quality Assessment - see BFLP evidence base documents LP/Ev/8f and LP/Ev/8g.
The results of such an assessment are required to enable the council to carry out a Habitats Regulations Assessment. The council is unable to provide detailed technical advice on this matter. It is therefore strongly advised that you contact Natural England for further advice at the earliest opportunity.
Reference should be made to the assessment advice published by NE. A guidance note which has been agreed with NE can be found below. If such proposals are found to lead to likely significant adverse air quality effects on habitats sites (in agreement with NE) mitigation measures will be agreed at the planning application stage.