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

The consultation for the Windsor neighbourhood applications has now closed

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 Council has received applications from two groups in Windsor. Both groups are applying for designation of a neighbourhood plan area and a forum. The areas of the two groups complement each other.

Proposal for a Central Windsor Business Neighbourhood Plan

On 9 June 2014 the Council received an application for Central Windsor to be designated as a neighbourhood area and an application for the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Plan forum for business to be considered as the relevant body to prepare the neighbourhood plan. The neighbourhood area application includes a request to be designated as a business area.

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation Part 2 and 3 the Borough Council is publicising the applications for consultation.

Neighbourhood Area and Forum

A copy of the application including a map which identifies the area to which the application relates is available at the bottom of this page.

Proposal for a Windsor Neighbourhood Plan

On 15 May 2014 the Council received an application for parts of Windsor to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area and for the Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Forum to be considered as the relevant body to prepare the neighbourhood plan.

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulation Part 2 and 3 the Borough Council is publicising the applications for consultation.

Neighbourhood Area and Forum

A copy of the application including a map which identifies the area to which the application relates is available at the bottom of this page.

Comments received during the consultation

The consultation closed on 7 August 2014 and the Council received 17 submissions. The comments can be read at the bottom of this page.

For any questions contact the planning policy team on 01628 796357.

Which Neighbourhood Plan areas have been designated?

The Council has designated 10 Neighbourhood Plan areas following applications from parish councils, a town council and a neighbourhood forum across the borough. These areas are listed below and can be viewed on the map available to download at the bottom of the webpage. Please note that the map will be updated once the area designations for Windsor and Central Windsor have been approved.

  • 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 now dissolved Central Windsor 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)

Which Neighbourhood Forums have been designated?

There are currently no Neighbourhood Forums within the Borough. Two applications for neighbourhood forums in the Windsor area will be considered at the Cabinet meeting on 21 August 2014.

Progress of neighbourhood plans

Area Progress (last updated 1/7/2014) 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

Content has been drafted and discussed for the Housing & the Built Environment and Transport & Infrastructure sections. Drafts have also been produced for Green Belt & Countryside and Economy sections. The Steering Group are therefore very close to having a first draft of all the content. There is still work to do to ensure the proposed policies are clear, but this is a big step forward.

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 drafting a vision.They hope to be able to consult further with residents on issues/opportunities in November 2014.

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

Good progress

Central Windsor

Consultation on applications for Business Area and Forum designation has finished on 7 August. Designation is being considered by Cabinet on 21 August 2014. It is the intention of the Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum and the Windsor neighbourhood forum to work together and submit a neighbourhood plan in or around the same time. A written commitment from the proposed Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum to the points agreed between the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and the proposed Windsor neighbourhood forum group is available at the bottom of the page.

Email: dermot@westbeachgroup.com

Good progress
Datchet

The neighbourhood plan questionnaire has been distributed to every house in the village in March, along with a consultation document for the proposed Riverside refurbishment project. There has been a good response rate of 10.7%. The next step is analysing the questionnaires.

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

The group has set up a steering group and is preparing a website and consultation leaflets to promote the project and ensure a wider representation. The formal steering group will then be formed. Public meetings are planned for September 2014.

Email: etoncouncil@aol.com

Good progress

Horton & Wraysbury

The group have been busy holding topic group meetings to discuss issues affecting Horton and Wraysbury. Survey of residents and businesses planned for September-October 2014.

Email: : fred.village@btinternet.com
Web: http://www.hwnp.co.uk/

Good progress

Hurley and the Walthams

A questionnaire of all households in the ward produced an excellent response with around 600 completed surveys being returned. Results are now being analysed and will be used to help put together a first draft of a neighbourhood plan for the area.

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

Some progress

Maidenhead and Cox Green

The group are identifying some 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 http://www.maidenheadplan.com/ 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

The group have used the comments received from the community to draft a vision and objectives for the plan. They have had a stand at local events to seek more views on this. They will soon begin work gathering further evidence for the plan and then will be ready to start drafting it. Assistance in this work will be appreciated so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.

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

Good progress

Windsor (excl. Central Windsor)

Consultation on applications for Area and Forum designation has finished on 7 August. Designation is being considered by Cabinet on 21 August 2014. It is the intention of the Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum and the Windsor neighbourhood forum to work together and submit a neighbourhood plan in or around the same time. A written commitment from the proposed Central Windsor business neighbourhood forum to the points agreed between the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and the proposed Windsor neighbourhood forum group is available at the bottom of the page.

Email: info@windsorplan.org.uk

Good progress

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

Designated Neighbourhood Plan Areas map


Guide to Neighbourhood Planning and Key Milestones


Archived

Central Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Application

  • Forum Members

Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Application

Responses received during the Windsor neighbourhood areas and forums consultation


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Modified: 2014-08-13
Published: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:02:34
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