09:54AM, Wednesday 12 December 2012
Decision day has dawned for the £152million Kings Triangle project.
Maidenhead development control panel will decide tonight whether to give an outline application for the town centre development the go-ahead.
If it does the project by ING Red UK (Maidenhead) could create new retail units, office space and homes in the area between King Street, Queen Street and Broadway.
The town's MP Theresa May has backed the scheme, calling it 'a key element of the wider rejuvenation of the town centre that we all want to see'.
The Home Secretary said: "There are undoubtedly details of the plan that will need to be considered further in the future, but the outline application that has been submitted is an important step and is to be welcomed.
"If the application is turned down then there is a concern that it will further delay much-needed investment in Maidenhead and set back our efforts to regenerate the town centre."
But Peter Sands, chairman of Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce's planning committee, said there were still matters about the plans which needed to be addressed to ensure the town does not end up with a 'white elephant'.
"We have waited this long and we can wait a bit longer," he said.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting which is set to take place at Maidenhead Town Hall in St Ives Road from 7pm.
Log on to our website tomorrow for a report from the meeting.
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