Cold Ash Neighbourhood Development Plan

Welcome to the website for Cold Ash Parish’s Neighbourhood Development Plan. Through this site we aim to keep you in touch with the NDP as it develops over the next eighteen months or so.  We have designed the site to provide a resource for you, our parishioners, to understand what an NDP is, how and when we will be developing our local NDP, and how you can get involved if you wish.

The site will also contain news and status updates over time, so click on the appropriate menu to keep up to date.  We also welcome your feedback, so let us know what you think via the Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Please also bear with us as the site is a work in progress, reliant on volunteers, and might not always be as slick as we would like!

Our NDP is a real opportunity for all of us to influence housing development and “Protect and Enhance” our Parish [over the next 16 years].  With your support, the NDP will help Cold Ash parish continue to be such a special place to live.


Open Day - 23rd October 2021


Come and find out more about the NDP and have your chance to comment on the proposed policies and housing sites.

More details in the News and Events section.




Cold Ash Parish Map

Protecting and Enhancing our Parish

In June 2019 we will find out from West Berkshire Council which sites within the parish have been selected as being developable up to 2036.

If we do nothing, West Berkshire Council will dictate what they build and where they build it within our parish.

An NDP gives us a legal document with real force that must be taken into account when considering future planning decisions. We can specify additional requirements and constraints, including:

  • Protecting cherished spaces and views
  • Helping to ease traffic congestion
  • Maintaining and enhancing recreation space and facilities
  • Preserving the character of the parish through sympathetic design

This is a real opportunity for us to add to the planning policies that must be taken into account when considering development applications for approval.

How can you help?

We really need volunteers to join the working groups to help with collecting evidence for the NDP and to help with communications, etc. If you feel you could give up one or two hours a week to help us it will make it much more likely that we'll succeed.

If you can't offer any time, please just talk to friends and neighbours to let them know what's happening and point them to the website. You can sign up below to receive updates or just pop back occasionally and look at the timeline and news sections or drop into Facebook or twitter using the links at the top.

Just scroll down and fill in the form at the bottom to volunteer or sign up to receive alerts.


Get in touch

Just fill in the form to volunteer to help, sign up for updates or to ask us a question