Consultations on neighbourhood plans

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Consultation on Proposed Designation of Maidenhead Neighbourhood Area and Proposed Designation of Maidenhead Neighbourhood Forum

The Maidenhead Neighbourhood Forum have submitted an application to the Council to designate the whole of the “unparished” area of Maidenhead as a Neighbourhood Area. They have also applied for the Maidenhead Neighbourhood Forum to be formally designated as a neighbourhood forum for the purposes of preparing a neighbourhood development plan for Maidenhead.

The Council is consulting on these proposals prior to making a decision. The consultation period runs from Tuesday 25 October until 11:59pm on Tuesday 6 December.

Neighbourhood development plans put in place at a local level planning policies for a neighbourhood area to help guide development. They are concerned with the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area, and allocation of sites for specific kinds of development. They have to meet certain “basic conditions” including being in general conformity with the strategic policies of local plans, such as the Borough Local Plan. Once a neighbourhood development plan is “made” (ie approved) it becomes part of the statutory development plan for the area and will become an important document in helping to determine planning applications in that area.

Before work can commence on a neighbourhood development plan, a neighbourhood area has to be formally designated and, because there is no town or parish council covering the area proposed, a neighbourhood forum is required to be designated to prepare the plan.

The Proposed Maidenhead Neighbourhood Area is shown on the map

It is important to note that if a designation is made no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.

Where the Proposals and supporting documents can be inspected:

You can review the applications proposing the Maidenhead Neighbourhood Area and Maidenhead Neighbourhood Forum and supporting documents on our consultation portal and via the following links:

Paper copies of the above documents can also be viewed at the following locations during their usual opening hours:

Further information on neighbourhood planning, including the designation of neighbourhood areas and forums, can be found in the following documents:

How to make Representations

Comments or representations on the proposals can be made in any of the following ways:

  1. Via our online portal at consultation portal
  2. By completing the representation form in paper form from the locations listed above, then return it to us either:

    By email to or
    By post to Planning Policy, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF
  3. By email to or writing to the above address.

All representations must be received by the Council by 11:59pm on Tuesday 6 December 2022. Please ensure when submitting your comments you are clear whether you are commenting on the proposed Maidenhead Neighbourhood Area or the Proposed Maidenhead Neighbourhood Forum. You can comment on both.

Please note that responses must be attributable to named individuals or organisations. They will be available for public inspection on our Portal and website and cannot be treated as confidential. For further information on Data Protection, please see our Data protection policy.

Should you have any queries about the documents, or the consultation process please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

CONSULTATION CLOSED: Datchet Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2033: Submission Version Regulation 16 consultation

The Datchet Neighbourhood Plan Group has submitted a neighbourhood plan for the Datchet neighbourhood area. The plan aims to manage the development coming forward in the neighbourhood area to better reflect the wishes of the community and to take greater account of what makes the area special to the community. It sets out a number of objectives for the area and planning policies to guide future development to help determine planning applications in the area.

The Datchet Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2033 Submission Stage (Regulation 16) Consultation Version was subject to consultation between Monday 5 September and Monday 17 October 2022.

The consultation is now closed.

You can review the Datchet Neighbourhood Plan 2022-2033: Submission Version and supporting documents via the following links:

More information and supporting documents can also be found on the Datchet Neighbourhood Plan website.

Should you have any queries about the documents, or the consultation process please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

Planning policy : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Planning Policy - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 683810