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Neighbourhood Plans


The Localism Act introduces statutory neighbourhood planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a neighbourhood plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local 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 and government regularly makes funding available to groups directly. 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.

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 and Eton Wick (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 29/04/2015) 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

For Ascot and the Sunnings Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group details see below.

Email: NPDG@ascotandthesunningsnp.com
Web: http://ascotandthesunningsnp.com



The steering group is making good progress. The draft plan has been produced and the group is planning on going out on consultation on the plan in the Summer.

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

Good progress


The group has researched issues and drafted topic papers and has been looking at a vision. The scope of the neighbourhood plan is currently being considered including how to address issues facing the area.

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

Good progress

Central Windsor Business Forum

The forum has held a vision consultation and is currently considering evidence, objectives and draft policies and site options. They are expecting to consult on draft policies in the Autumn. The forum is working together with the 'outer' Windsor Forum.

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

Good progress

The group has analysed questionnaires of a residents' survey held in Spring 2014. There was a good response rate to the questionnaire. The parish is still looking for local volunteers who would like to be involved in the preparation of the neighbourhood plan. Contact the chair, 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

The group is preparing a vision and objectives which will form the basis of a consultation this summer. The group is still looking for volunteers to get involved. For more information please contact the town clerk.

Email: etoncouncil@aol.com

Good progress
Horton & Wraysbury

Local people are working with Planning Aid and are using the results of a local consultation to help draft the neighbourhood plan for the area. A vision and objectives have been agreed for the plan. For more information or to get involved email the group at the following email address.

Email: info@hwnp.co.uk

Good progress

Hurley and the Walthams

The group is making good progress and are working with a planning consultant to draft the neighbourhood plan for the area. This work is informed by the results from the last survey of residents.

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

Good progress

Maidenhead and Cox Green

The group is working with consultants to refocus the group, looking at a vision and topics. Working groups are currently being set up. To get involved or find out more please see below.

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

Good progress

Old Windsor

Work is continuing on shaping the content of a neighbourhood plan for the area, in conjunction with a planning consultant and a drainage / flooding advisor. Regular updates can be found in the parish newsletter and it is hoped to have a draft plan ready for consultation in the summer. 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 forum has been successful in getting an additional grant under the new DCLG scheme. They are now drafting the neighbourhood plan and working with consultants to develop some specific issues. They remain in close touch with the Central Windsor Business Neighbourhood Forum.

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


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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