A THIRD of all suggestions for the new Local Plan came from Colnbrook!

Suggestions that people in Colnbrook just complain but never rise to the challenge when given the opportunity to do so may about to be put to rest.

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Armchair warriors to the rescue?  Colnbrook residents have submitted around 50 suggestions to the Planning Department at Slough Borough Council.

Slough Borough Council is currently compiling details of a list of 150 sites submitted in response to its Call for Sites for its new Local Plan in February.

And we can reveal that around a third of the proposals received come from addresses registered in Colnbrook and Poyle.

“Big things start from something small”, Pippa Hopkins, Senior Planning Policy Officer for Slough, told Colnbrook Views.  She said the process will be used to “raise the profile of ideas”.

The new Local Plan to 2036 will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence the shape of the whole borough – and potentially to address planning issues such as a lack of housing, parking, rat-runs, HGV problems and services.

A consultation on all the sites suggested is expected to get under way next month.

The surprising news about Colnbrook might suggest that residents are less resigned to the prospect of large parts of the parish under a possible Heathrow runway than some would have us believe.

And with a very public spat just last week over a lack of parking at the Colnbrook Recreation Ground, the likelihood is that – unusually – Colnbrook may sit up and take notice at this consultation.

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