The Government wants to see more help given to deprived urban areas that are ignoring neighbourhood planning powers. Areas like Colnbrook that are highly transient, with a high turnover of people moving in and out and little “sense of community” could be set to benefit from paid experts “who can hold people’s hands and take them through the process and provide the necessary advice and experience”.
A consultation has been launched on a second attempt by Iver Parish Council to forge ahead with a Neighbourhood Plan, just days after Colnbrook put its own plan on the back burner.
Six months after the latest Working Group was set up to progress a Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council has decided to defer further work until a decision has been made on Heathrow expansion through the parish.
Slough Borough Council is set to hold a formal consultation in May on over 100 sites suggested for designation in the borough’s new Local Plan to 2036.
Slough Borough Council has told Colnbrook parish councillors that some “unpalatable choices” will have to be made as the new Local Plan for Slough develops – but has cautioned the Parish to be realistic in its aspirations for producing its own Neighbourhood Plan.
Slough Borough Council’s Call for Sites for consideration in its new Local Plan to 2037 concludes on 4th March.
A new housing development on behind Winchester Close is the latest idea to be discussed by parish councillors in response to Slough’s Call for Sites.
Slough Borough Council has today announced a SECOND delay to its attempts to develop a new Local Plan. But it follows updated guidance from the Government yesterday which raises the prospect of intervention if significant progress is not made by next year.
New recreational sites could be allocated in the village while new homes could be built at Tanhouse Farm on Mill Street, and the Conservation Zone could be renewed if ideas from parish councillors are taken on board by Slough Borough Council.
The new Local Plan is to be delayed by Slough Borough Council to prevent objectors to a proposed third runway using it to “rehearse their arguments”.
Iver Parish Council has withdrawn its application for Neighbourhood Area designation after an eleventh hour legal challenge from Pinewood Studios.
Pinewood objected to the inclusion of its 11 acre site within the Neighbourhood Area boundary and effectively forced the application to be withdrawn just before Christmas. The move sets a dangerous precedent for any would-be Neighbourhood Area with a large commercial enterprise within its boundaries.