We have now been approved for and received additional grant funding via Locality to cover some specific matters.
Feb 2nd 2018
Currently the WNP policies are being refined by the group in consultation with our consultants, AECOM, and the
background work is being done to get the policies into a final form.
Much happened in 2017 that has had to be taken into account in the WNP (including the Borough Local Plan submission) and this has slowed progress, but we are hopeful that we will reach a conclusion in 2018.
Nov 2016: WNP Pre submission consultation
Jan-April 2017: Analysis of results from pre-submission consultation and revision of draft
May 2017: BLP Reg 19 Consultation published and taken into account.
June 2017: Revised WNP sent for “Healthcheck” to an independent examiner
July to Dec 2017: Feedback from the “Healthcheck” and from the RBWM received and reviewed. Redrafting continues.
Our Plan Area is regarded as having “complex” needs and as having some unique issues. As a consequence, we have been offered extra government support by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
•Additional technical support in the form of free consultancy hours has been agreed via the government agency, Locality which will cover a Strategic Environmental Assessment.
•In addition, we have been approved to apply for additional grant funding via Locality to cover some specific matters and we are waiting to hear if this application has been successful.
Due to the above re-work, we will, most probably have to re-submit our Plan for the Regulation 14 Pre-Submission Consultation. We hope to do this in the Spring, followed by preparation of the Final Draft for submission to the Council later in 2018. The Referendum should follow.
17 December 2016
Thank you for all of you who responded to our Pre-Submission (Regulation 14) consultation which
closed in November 2016. We have been reviewing all of the responses received and will report on the position in early 2017.
We now also have seen the draft RBWM Borough Local Plan (out for public consultation between 2nd Dec 2016 and 13 th Jan 2017) which is a crucial document for us. We are feeding our views back to
RBWM on the BLP and at the same time doing the necessary work to ensure that our plan meets the basic conditions of general conformity with the BLP.
Also Windsor2030 (Central Windsor Business Neighbourhood Plan) is starting to emerge. We are also working to take this into account.
We hope to report back to the WNP Forum in early 2017 on the results of all of this work and produce a FINAL Draft WNP shortly thereafter.
Our sincere thanks go to all of our members and particularly our fantastic Committee - all volunteers - who are working so hard on doing our best for Windsor and aiming for a WNP Referendum in 2017.
On 23rd January 2016 (10am-4pm Gardeners Hall, St Leonards Road) and via our website, we will be consulting on some of our options on the following;
Dedworth Road Urban Design ideas,
Development Options for the vacant site between Alma Road and Vansittart Road
Design and Architecture throughout our area that people want to see.
Views worth preserving in and around the WNP area
29 December 2015
So here we are, another year over. Although we may have been quiet for a while, a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes, and we are delighted to announce that we are making real progress on our NP.
WNP First Milestone reached
We achieved a real milestone on 9th November, by presenting our first full draft of our policy options to our Forum (as well as to landowners and others who may be affected) for consideration. This is not a public document yet, but it will be shared soon once all of the initial feedback is received and any necessary changes have been made. The first responses we have received are very positive.
Our policies range across the following: ideas for major potential development sites, character and appearance, getting around, housing and community, working and shopping, and the natural environment, and have been drawn up with assistance from consultants AECOM.
We have a little bit to do before we present our ideas for the first public consultation of the draft plan (This will hopefully be in February/March 2016).
Those of you who have been following our journey will know that members of the Committee and some members of the Forum have spent an enormous amount of hard work in their own time to get to this point, and we give them our sincere thanks for this.
We are excited at what the New Year will bring. We hope to finally bring our Neighbourhood Plan to Referendum around the summer of 2016.
A happy Christmas and New Year to you all.
Claire Milne/John Bastow WNP Co- Chairs Alison Logan, Susy Shearer, Helen Price, Jane Carter……Committee
Followers of the long history of NPs in Windsor will be pleased to hear that we have now started to write our plan and policies. The results of our Vision Survey earlier this year allowed us to confirm that we are on the right track, so we are now cracking on. There is still much more work to be done though.
During May we have been able to appoint AECOM consultants to give us technical support in town planning and help us finalise all of our ideas and policies. This will enable us to get our draft plan finalised ready for the next stage of consultation, and to make sure that it meets all of the necessary conditions. This will take the next couple of months,but we hope to have a draft plan in place by the late summer of 2015 ready for the next stage of consultation.