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James Hatch
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« on: March 04, 2018, 11:45:37 PM »

Cllr Coppinger’s BLP U-turn
RBWM Residents <>

Sun 2018-03-04, 1:55 PM

RBWM Residents;

Dear Supporters,

It took a while for them to get there, but it seems the Borough Council is finally accepting the validity of the concerns raised by RRAG in our submission.

This week Cllr Coppinger, Lead Member of Planning, is reported by a local newspaper to have stated that the Council won’t be able to achieve all the houses the Borough needs unless there is a clear infrastructure to enable it.

 These comments were made in reference to the announcement of a £1/2 million study that will be carried out in the Borough to examine how roads will need to be adapted to meet the housing growth plans.

 Cllr Coppinger is further reported as saying that: “The biggest negative I get from residents is that the roads will just not cope and they have a point - our roads were built for a different age and a different number of people”.

 The woeful lack of proposals to improve infrastructure in the Borough Local Plan is something that RRAG has raised repeatedly over the last year or so - only to be ignored by the Council.

 Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Plan Groups have also raised these same concerns time and time again during the preparation of the Borough Local Plan - and been rebuffed.

Just to be absolutely clear - this study to determine how roads in the Borough must be improved to support housing growth should have been done while the Borough Local Plan was in preparation, to inform the Plan policies and prove that they are deliverable, and not after the Plan has been produced. This study is simply too little, too late.

We could ask Cllr Coppinger to justify his decision to support the submission of the Plan without realistic infrastructure policies. We could ask him why he urged other Cllrs to support this unsound Plan. The reality is that the Plan has already been submitted and it’s now up to us - the residents - to challenge the Plan and prove that it is unsound.

Please make a pledge by clicking here and help us stop our Council from implementing an unsound Plan that will badly affect all of us for years to come.

Kind Regards


RBWM Residents Action Group (“RRAG”) is an association set up by a number of organisations outlined below and local residents;

•Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group

•Bray Parish Council

•Bray Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

•Braywick Action Group for Maidenhead’s Green Belt

•Fisheries Residents Association

•Horton Parish Council

•Oakley Green & Fifield Residents Association

•Old Windsor Parish Council

•Old Windsor Neighbourhood Plan

•Rushington Area Residents Association

•Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs (SPAE)


Why then is Cookham not on this list?
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