Your Local Borough Councillors and MP
Depending on the scale of the Planning Application, you may want to contact your local Borough Councillor and even your Member of Parliament to ask them to support you by objecting to the Planning Application.
Bracknell Forest Borough Council usually makes the decision to allow or refuse planning permission on all planning application within the Borough boundaries. Professional Planning Officers working for the Council look at each application and publicise it to neighbours and the relevant Town or Parish Council.
If there are no objections raised then the Planning Officer makes a decision based on the application submitted in light of the adopted planning policies.
If there are more than three objections, or if a local Borough Councillor makes a request, the planning application will be decided instead by the Borough Council Planning and Highways Committee, consisting of a number of Borough Councillors advised by Planning Officers.
If their plans are refused, applicants have the right to make an appeal to the government’s Planning Inspectorate who can overrule local council decisions.
Your Local Borough Councillors are:
Your Member of Parliament is Adam Afriyie
MP for the Windsor and Maidenhead constituency which since 2010 includes Binfield
ADDRESS: Windsor Conservative Association,
87 St. Leonards Rd, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BZ
Prior to the May 2010 general election Adam Afriyie commented on Bracknell Forest Council's proposals for the Northern Arc in Binfield:
"I have been fighting against the threat of insensitive over-development across the constituency for many years. Having attended your Neighbourhood Action Group meetings and visited more than 3,000 doorsteps in your area so far, it seems to me that the some of these housing proposals could seriously undermine the character of a beautiful area."