Slough’s consultation on “spatial options” for expanding the town shows widespread support for intensifying development in the town centre, and accommodating new homes through regeneration, but leaving the suburbs and villages of Slough alone. There was also widespread opposition to plans to build on the Green Belt in South Bucks, and Colnbrook.
Slough’s consultation into options for its new Local Plan was successful in reaching a broad brush of those statutory consultees it must reach out to. But only a handful of its own residents took part.
Slough wants Green Belt review following overwhelming opposition to northern expansion into South Bucks
470 out of 538 total representations to Slough Borough Council’s consultation on options for expanding Slough were received in response to its proposed northern expansion into South Bucks … with overwhelmingly opposition to the proposal.
Plans have been submitted to demolish the former Kidde Graviner factory site in Poyle, but parish councillors have voiced further concerns that the change would amount to further transformation of the Poyle Trading Estate into a warehousing and distribution site and see more traffic problems in the parish.
Slough Borough Council should ditch its stated preference for a northern expansion of the town into South Bucks, and explore expansion options in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead or even west Berkshire where it says there is land available for development.
“Misleading” Slough should “consume its own smoke” before talk of Garden Suburb say Chilterns and South Bucks
A “Slough to consume its own smoke” option to meeting unmet housing need has not been given enough consideration before pushing for a ‘garden suburb’ on South Bucks’ Green Belt, says a strongly worded report which also accuses Slough of “misleading the public”.
South Bucks has been named and shamed in a list of 22 local authorities set to fail the Government’s new housing delivery test – and where intervention later this year may be inevitable.
A new social media group dedicated to fighting Slough’s plans for a northern expansion into South Bucks has already attracted well over 500 members just a few days after being set up.
The future of a new housing development in the centre of Colnbrook is in doubt now that the 0.45 acre Freestone Yard site has been put up for sale. Asking price? In the region of £3m.
A slew of applications were submitted in the run up to Christmas that look set to see residents reaching for pen and paper in Layburn Crescent, Myrtle Close, Tweed Road, and Poyle New Cottages.