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RBWM Press Release
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« on: November 30, 2016, 01:49:39 PM »

The Royal Borough’s draft Borough Local Plan is open for consultation from Friday 2 December at www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp

Residents, businesses, community organisations and any other interested parties are invited to have their say in the Regulation 18 round of consultation that enables people to make suggestions that can then be considered for incorporation into the plan.

Representations will be accepted until Friday 13 January at 5pm.

Cllr Derek Wilson, cabinet member for planning, said: “The Borough Local Plan affects us all as this is about homes, leisure centres and new schools as well as a wide range of other amenity sites that could be developed in the next 17 years.

“We are committed to doing all we can to make the borough a great place to live, work and enjoy and this plan is about providing the right development in the right places at the right time.

“We want to provide a borough for everyone and enable and support sustainable but sympathetic development to meet the needs for accommodation of the local population.

“I would encourage everyone to get involved and have their say. This plan will affect you and your community and it is important you give us your views.

“The adopted plan will provide certainty to residents, businesses, local developers and others on what the development strategy is and on future land uses within the borough.”

The Borough Local Plan, once adopted, sets out the planning vision and objectives to guide development in the borough and ensure it helps build a borough for everyone.

The plan will allocate sites as well as guide development for housing, employment, retail, leisure and other forms of development in the area until 2033.

The draft plan includes a wide range of accommodation to meet the varied needs of all the community, including affordable housing, as well as office and industrial space and supporting infrastructure.

The council is consulting on sites that will meet the identified full housing need.

Much of the growth will be in Maidenhead, where regeneration work is already taking place to enhance the town, including phase one of the Waterways project which is nearing completion.

There are sites in Windsor, Eton and Ascot earmarked for development while ensuring their status as visitor attractions are not compromised.

Cllr Simon Dudley, council leader and lead member for housing, said: “Affordable housing has been a key priority in developing the plan. We are very aware that many residents struggle to afford to buy a home in the Royal Borough and many people, including key workers, are put off moving to the area due to the high cost of housing.

“The council is in a fortunate position as we own land which can be developed as part of our Borough Local Plan requirements and we can control the type of housing which is built on that land. This will enable us to ensure there are suitable properties for shared ownership and starter homes.”

The plan also sets out policies which seek to protect and preserve open space, historic heritage and environmental aspects.

The plan can be viewed and commented on at www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp

Alternatively, printed copies are available to view at Maidenhead Town Hall, York House in Windsor, local libraries and parish offices, and comments can be made by emailing blp@rbwm.gov.uk or writing to FREEPOST RBWM PLANNING POLICY.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 06:47:57 PM »

An affordable home hasn't been built in this area in the last 20 years.If anyone thinks this council are about to build some,they are living in fairyland.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 11:59:47 AM »

they are living in fairyland.
Where land is plentiful, no doubt!
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