Neighbourhood Plans

Under the new planning system through the Localism Act, local areas are able to create a Neighbourhood Plan to guide development in their area.

The Council is a vanguard authority on this project, and is helping communities prepare Neighbourhood Plans. Funding has been secured from central government for most of the Neighbourhood Plan areas. If you would like to discuss any of the neighbourhood plans contact the neighbourhood planning group directly or contact planning policy on 01628 796357 or planning.policy@rbwm.gov.uk

Consultations on current applications for neighbourhood areas and neighbourhood forums

There currently are no consultations on new applications

A "Neighbourhood Area" is the geographical area that a Neighbourhood Development Plan will cover. If your organisation wants to designate a Neighbourhood Area you will need to apply to the Local Planning Authority. In areas without a parish or town council, local people will need to decide which organisation should produce a neighbourhood plan or development order. These can be existing community or business groups or local people forming a new group. Before a community or business group can be formally designated as a Neighbourhood Forum it must apply to the Local Planning Authority for the proposed boundary of the Neighbourhood Plan area to be formally consulted upon and then designated first. An application for both a neighbourhood area and forum can be submitted and consulted on at the same time.

The consultation for the Windsor neighbourhood area and forum applications has now closed. See below for more information about the two new neighbourhood areas and forums for Windsor including maps and applications. Comments received during the consultation can be read at the bottom of the page.

Which neighbourhood plan areas have been designated?

On 21 August 2014 Cabinet approved two neighbourhood areas for Windsor. These are the Central Windsor neighbourhood area and the Windsor neighbourhood area. The Council has a total of 11 designated neighbourhood plan areas across the borough following applications from parish councils, a town council and neighbourhood forums. These areas are listed below and can be viewed on the map available to download at the bottom of the webpage.

  • Ascot and the Sunnings (applied for jointly by Ascot & Sunninghill Parish and Sunningdale Parish Councils)
  • Bisham (applied for by Bisham Parish Council)
  • Bray (applied for by Bray Parish Council)
  • Central Windsor (applied for by the Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum)
  • Datchet (applied for by Datchet Parish Council)
  • Eton (applied for by Eton Town Council)
  • Horton and Wraysbury (applied for jointly by Horton and Wraysbury Parish Councils)
  • Hurley and the Walthams (applied for by White Waltham, Waltham St Lawrence and Hurley Parish Councils, and Shottesbrooke Parish Meeting)
  • Maidenhead and Cox Green (applied for by Cox Green Parish Council)
  • Old Windsor (applied for by Old Windsor Parish Council)
  • Windsor (applied for by the Windsor neighbourhood forum)

Which neighbourhood forums have been designated?

There are two neighbourhood forums within the Borough. These are the Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum and the Windsor neighbourhood forum which were approved at the Cabinet meeting on 21 August 2014.

Progress of neighbourhood plans

Area Progress (last updated 20/11/2014) Status
Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale

The neighbourhood plan was made part of the development plan for the area at the Council meeting on 29 April 2014.

The plan was subject to a referendum on 27 March 2014. 91% of those voting in the referendum supported the adoption of the plan by the Royal Borough.

To read the adopted plan: http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal/referendum/ascotnp?tab=files
For more information: http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/pp_ascot_np.htm

Email: ascotandthesunnings@yahoo.com
Web: http://ascotandthesunnings.com/

Completed

Bray

The steering group is forging ahead. The results of the Fifield survey are being analysed. The survey document and a full report on the results will be published on the website in due course. The draft plan has been formatted and checked for consistency and readability. The steering group discussed this new style document on 4 November.

Email: brayplan@gmail.com
Web: http://www.brayplan.com/

Good progress

Bisham

Bisham NP Steering Group is meeting monthly. The group is researching issues, drafting topic papers and a vision. They hope to be able to consult further with residents on issues and opportunities early in January 2015.

Email: clerk@bishamparishcouncil.org.uk
Web: http://www.bishamparishcouncil.org.uk/

Good progress

Central Windsor Business Forum

The area, forum and business designations were approved by Cabinet on 21 August 2014 together with the Windsor neighbourhood area and forum. The forum has started to hold regular meetings and has held a Vision Day on 25 November 2014 to gather views from the community. There also is an online survey on their website. The forum has a co-operation agreement in place with the Windsor forum to share information & work towards submitting draft plans at broadly the same time. A written commitment from both forums is available at the bottom of the page.

Email: chairman@windsor2030.org
Web: http://windsor2030.org

Good progress
Datchet

The neighbourhood plan questionnaire has been distributed to every house in the village in March. There has been a good response rate of 10.7%. The next step is analysing the questionnaires. They have had a stand at the Village Fete.

The parish is still looking for local volunteers who would like to be involved in the preparation of the plan. If you would like to be involved contact the chairman to the council, Cllr Mrs Linda O'Flynn through the parish office on 01753 773499.

Email: clerk@datchetparishcouncil.gov.uk
Web: http://www.datchetparishcouncil.gov.uk/

Some progress

Eton & Eton Wick

Drop-in sessions have been held in September. The group is establishing groups to reserach housing and commercial development, business and tourism, transport, infrastructure, environment and leisure.

Email: etoncouncil@aol.com

Good progress
Horton & Wraysbury

The group undertook a public consultation in September and October and received a healthy response rate. The results are being used to help draw up a neighbourhood plan for the area.

Email: info@hwnp.co.uk
http://www.hwnp.co.uk/

Good progress

Hurley and the Walthams

The group is working with a planning consultant to put together a first draft of a neighbourhood plan for the area, informed by the results from its last survey of residents.

Email: hurleyandthewalthams@gmail.com
Web: http://hurleyandthewalthams.org/

Good progress

Maidenhead and Cox Green

The group are developing their evidence base and identifying the issues and opportunities for the plan to cover and are keen to gain some more help from the public soon and will be posting updates, questions and information on their website. Visit their website and register your interest to make sure you are up to speed.

Email: maidenheadplan@gmail.com
Web: http://www.maidenheadplan.co.uk/

Some progress

Old Windsor

Work is continuing on shaping the content of a neighbourhood plan for the area, informed by the responses to a consultation weekend earlier in the year. To get involved, contact the parish clerk.

Email: clerk@owpc.co.uk
Web: http://www.owpc.co.uk/npp/index.html

Good progress

Windsor (excl. Central Windsor)

The area and forum were designated by Cabinet on 21 August 2014 together with the Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum. The group has continued to consult the community through a survey and topic groups have continued to work until the areas were designated. The forum has drafted a vision and objectives on which they are consulting the community. A questionnaire is being distributed to 13,000 households during the weekend of 22/23 November. It will also be available at various points throughout Windsor and on their website. The forum has a co-operation agreement in place with the Central Windsor business forum to share information & work towards submitting draft plans at broadly the same time. A written commitment from the two forums is available at the bottom of the page.

Email: info@windsorplan.org.uk
Web: http://www.windsorplan.org.uk/

Good progress

Map of designated neighbourhood areas within the Borough

Central Windsor and Windsor neighbourhood areas as designated on 21 August 2014

  • Windsor neighbourhood area

Agreement between Windsor neighbourhood forum and Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum

  • Agreement Windsor forums

Guide to neighbourhood planning and key milestones


Archived

Responses received during the consultation on the Windsor and Central Windsor neighbourhood area and forum applications

Post-consultation deadline comments Windsor applications

  • Post-consultation comments

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