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.
Community will be “severely affected” by turning over Poyle Green Belt for Heathrow warehousing, says Parish Council
Colnbrook Parish Council was among objectors to Slough Borough Council’s proposal to turn over Green Belt in Colnbrook and Poyle to warehousing to support Heathrow’s expansion plans, insisting the community would be “severely affected”.
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”.
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.
Slough Council has dropped a heavy hint that it may seek to accommodate a new headquarters building for British Airways in Colnbrook in its revised Local Plan. The airline currently contributes £6.2 million annually to Hillingdon Council in respect of business rates on its £200 million Waterside complex off Harmondsworth Moor, which opened in 1997.
Planning chiefs are set to impose an embargo on ANY development in Poyle until such time as full planning consent has been granted for a Third Runway – potentially not until 2023 according to their own estimates. In order to safeguard land that may be needed for the proposed third runway and its associated development there will be an embargo on any development taking place in the short term unless it meets the ‘essential to be in this location’ test set out in a new Core Strategy. The idea is one of several that will be put to a public consultation on a new Local Plan for Slough in January.