Local map of the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead near the finish line
The Royal Borough’s master plan is near the finish line – and residents can have a say in finalizing it.
The council announced the latest round of consultation on the borough’s local plan, which will decide where thousands of homes will be built until 2033 and will aim to guide and support future local regeneration and investment.
It also describes places where new development cannot take place, such as in some areas of the Green Belt.
This consultation takes place from Monday July 19, 2021 to Sunday September 5. Council is seeking comments on the main proposed changes that the urban planning inspector considers necessary to make the plan sound and susceptible to adoption.
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These changes include re-establishing three sites at Maidenhead, Sunninghill and Horton, reducing the number of accommodations at three small sites, and removing a suggested site at Englemere Lodge, Ascot.
Councilor David Coppinger, member of the town planning cabinet, said: “I am very happy to see that we are taking the next step towards the adoption of the Local Borough Plan.
“It is essential in helping to realize the council’s ambitions for creating places and climate change. It will also support local investments, regeneration, jobs and the right mix of homes in the right places, to meet the needs and aspirations of our communities, in addition to infrastructure improvements such as new roads and community facilities.
“This latest consultation gives residents the opportunity to comment on the changes proposed by the urban planning inspector to support the solidity of the plan before its adoption by council.
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“Thank you to all those who participated in the development of the Local Borough Plan and in all the previous consultations.
More details on the consultation can be found on the Council’s website.
A hard copy of the consultation materials will soon be available at all Royal Borough libraries for those without internet access.