• Hurst Lodge School, Ascot
  • Energy Portfolio
  • lavender park golf
  • Sapphire Estates
  • Ascot Business Park
  • JPlot | Garden Design | Ascot
  • Woodchips Tree Surgery of Ascot
  • Pink and Brown
  • Vanessa Gardner School of Classical Ballet
  • NVS
  • Copy of Denise Hepburn Interior Design Ascot
  • All Seasons Window Cleaning
  • Blaze November Advert
  • Copy of Copy of Natalie Vinson School of Dance
  • Grimsby Fish
  • Rose & Crown | Traditional Pub | Near Ascot
  • Beautiful Angels
  • Pink Raccoon Carpet Cleaning

  Next phase of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Borough Local Plan consultation now live – residents, businesses invited to have their say!

Residents, businesses and other interested parties are invited to have their say in the second round of public consultation on the Borough Local Plan, now  (July 2015).

A series of mini consultations are taking place from now until November. All responses received will be fed into the preparation of a Second Preferred Options Borough Local Plan which will then be consulted on in November.




 The mini consultations will focus on:


  • retail and town centres
  • a call for sites
  • edge of settlement and Green Belt
  • employment and economy assessments
  • transport
  • flood risk
  • gypsies and travellers
  • housing need.


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead



The council is also asking some specific questions about local green space, Braywick Park and the Magnet Leisure Centre, the development capacity of Maidenhead town centre, and Windsor Link Railway proposals.


The First Preferred Options Consultation that took place from January to March 2014 was about the council’s preferred approach to future development, including 23 potential edge-of-settlement sites.

The Second Preferred Options Consultation will set out any areas where the council’s preferred approach has changed as a result of consultation responses or other new evidence. It also includes a few matters that were not included in the First Preferred Options because the supporting evidence was not available at that stage.

Cllr Derek Wilson, cabinet member for planning, said: “Planning affects everyone and the Borough Local Plan will form the structure of development in the borough for the next 15 years, so I encourage everyone with an interest to take part in this next phase of consultation.

 “This second phase drills down from the first phase to more specific and localised issues.”

The consultation can be viewed and commented on by going to www3.rbwm.gov.uk/homepage/37/planning_policy

Cllr Wilson added: “When you go on to our website you can sign up to receive email alerts when there are updates, for example the start of a new mini consultation. You can also follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/rbwm) using #RBWM_BLP.”

Having a Borough Local Plan in place reduces the risk of planning decisions being made at appeal, which may not factor in local preferences.

 It also enables the council to claim Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments from developers. CIL is essential to enable the council to obtain funds from developers which are then used for new roads, parks and other local infrastructure.