This page lists some of the current consultations (unless otherwise stated consultations finish at 23:59 on the date indicated).

To explore other consultations you can look to these two links:

Bracknell Forest at: https://consult.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/kse/

National Consultations at: https://www.gov.uk/search/policy-papers-and-consultations?content_store_document_type%5B%5D=open_consultations&order=updated-newest

If there are other consultations that you know of that should be included, or you want to be kept informed of certain topics, please get in touch with Bob Miller at bob.miller@ntlworld.com.

Local Consultations

Consultation Description Closing Date
Parks Satisfaction Survey The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board’s Quality Assurance Sub Group is carrying out a review of the quality of children and adult safeguarding referrals. To support the review we are asking partners to complete this questionnaire 31 December 2029 3:17PM
Bracknell Town Centre Masterplans SPD The document sets out planning design guidance for several important locations on the edge of Bracknell town centre that are identified for mixed-use redevelopment. The SPD will provide land use and design guidance for these three important sites:

the Southern Gateway (the Bus station and some adjoining plots)
the Eastern Gateway (the area around the former Council offices at Easthampstead House); and
the High Street multi-storey car park.

20 May 2024

UK Government Consultations

Consultation Description Closing Date
Ofsted Big Listen - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For Adults and professionals

Ofsted Big Listen - Smart Survey
The Ofsted Big Listen
The Ofsted Big Listen seeks views across our work, from schools and children’s social care to teacher training and early years. If your work, your children, your decisions, your education, or your care are affected by what we do, then we want to hear from you.

31 May 2024
Ofsted Big Listen - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For children and young people

Ofsted Big Listen - Smart Survey
The Ofsted Big Listen for Children and Young People

The Ofsted Big Listen seeks views across our work, from schools and children’s social care to teacher training and early years. If your work, your children, your decisions, your education, or your care are affected by what we do, then we want to hear from you.
5 June 2024
Environment Agency charge proposals for materials facilities This consultation is about the Environment Agency’s proposed charges for materials facilities operations at waste permitted sites.
The consultation document explains:
Why we are consulting and what we aim to achieve
The economic context
The new proposed charging structure
The questions we have for you
How you can respond

We would like to know if you agree with our proposals and your suggestions on whether we can make them fairer in any way.
5 June 2024
Locally-led Development Corporation consultation We’re seeking views on draft regulations on how an oversight authority is to oversee a Locally-led Urban Development Corporation following designation by the Secretary of State. In addition, we are also asking for comments on updating the New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018 in relation to Locally-led New Town Development Corporations. 5 June 2024
Adapting the UK’s transport system to the impacts of climate change The transport adaptation strategy includes actions and policies to:

Enhance climate adaptation planning across the sector
Ensure these plans are achieved
Lead to improved climate resilience in the transport system

These policies will be developed over the next 5 years to enable progress ahead of the fourth National Adaptation Programme.
We are seeking views on:
the policies included in the strategy and whether you support them how effective you believe the policies will be at enhancing adaptation action taken by transport infrastructure organisations what more you think government could do to adapt to the impacts of climate change on transport infrastructure
5 June 2024
Possible changes to the Employment Tribunal Rules Historically, responsibility for procedural rules within the Employment Tribunals has been held by the Department for Business & Trade. The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 made a number of amendments to the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, intended to transfer responsibility for making procedural rules for the Employment Tribunals to the TPC.

The provisions relating to the transfer of responsibility have not yet been brought into force. The TPC has been told, however, that the government intends to bring those elements relating to the Employment Tribunals into force in 2024.

The TPC is interested in your views on the rules changes that will be required to give effect to the transfer of rulemaking responsibility. This is therefore a prospective consultation, setting out the rules the TPC anticipates making after that transfer. The TPC expects these changes to come into force in Autumn 2024.
26 June 2024
Low Pay Commission consultation 2024 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/low-pay-commission-consultation-2024 The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is the independent body which advises the Government on the levels of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), including the National Living Wage (NLW). We are seeking input to shape the recommendations we will make to the Government this autumn, on minimum wage rates to apply from April 2025.

The Government’s remit to the LPC for 2024 has now been published. This remit asks us to recommend an NLW rate for April 2025 “to maintain the bite at two-thirds of median earnings and protect progress made to end low hourly pay for this group, without recommending any further revisions to the age threshold.” We estimate that the rate required to meet this aim is within the range of £11.61 and £12.18, with a central estimate of £11.89.
7 June 2024
Motorcycles in bus lanes Local authorities can choose whether to allow other vehicles, including motorcycles, to use bus lanes on their networks.

This consultation seeks views on allowing motorcycles to access bus lanes by default, as is the case for pedal cycles.

Consulting on this was a commitment in the Plan for Drivers, published in October 2023.
9 June 2024
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