ANALYSIS: One “Garden Suburb”; six sustainable neighbourhoods: what we know of Slough’s plans for a Northern Expansion
A north-south relief road between Langley and Colnbrook, land allocated for a ‘park and ride’ at Brands Hill, a northwards extension of the Slough Mass Rapid Transit bus service, new cycleways, and traffic ‘watersheds’ to prevent private vehicles passing east-west are among the sweeteners being offered by Slough in return for its plans for a Garden Suburb expansion of the town into South Bucks.
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.
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”.
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.
Slough Borough Council’s cabinet will be asked next week to approve support for a major northwards expansion of the town into South Bucks to find room for 5,000 of the 20,000 new homes needed.