Local plan consultation extended by two weeks

Local plan consultation extended by two weeks

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Simon Meechan

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Local plan consultation extended by two weeks

Residents have been granted an extra two weeks to respond to the Borough Local Plan’s preferred options consultation.

The consultation has been extended to Friday, March 21.

Cabinet member for planning and property, Cllr MJ Saunders (Con, Bisham and Cookham), explained that the extension was granted because of the disruption caused by the recent floods.

The plan is a 15-year blueprint for house building in the Royal Borough. The preferred options highlight 23 greenbelt sites which homes could be built on, to meet its government set target of building 12,627 by 2030.

The council says that it is surverying the areas after the recent floods.

Cllr Saunders added: “We are carrying out site inspections to see whether prospective development sites have been affected by the current river flooding and raised water table.”

He added that the Royal Borough is encouraging people to send in photographs and ‘observations’ on flooded land which could be built on.

To view the Local Plan go here.

The direct links to the 23 areas in the consultation are at:

Hard copies can be viewed at the Town Hall in Maidenhead, York House in Windsor and in libraries across the borough.

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