7:00 – 9:00 PM, Wednesday 5 October 2016 Location: Reading Bicycle Kitchen, Jackson’s Corner, Reading A Local Plan is drawn up by the local planning authority for an area to set out how it is intended that their area will develop over a given period. It covers everything from how much development there will be, and where, down to matters such as design of house extensions. So it is an important document. Reading and Wokingham’s Local Plans are in the early stages of being extended to 2036. (Read about Reading’s new Local Plan here and Wokingham’s new Local Plan here.) In this talk Prof. Gavin Parker and Kat Salter of the University of Reading will help us understand the planning hierarchy, what local plans can and cannot include, and how we can best influence them. The Reading Climate Forum series of talks are promoted by GREN and funded by Reading Climate Action Network. Find out more about the full Reading Climate Forum talks series here.