2. Wider Area Growth Study
As a result of Duty to Co-operate work and a successful bid to the MHCLG Joint Working Fund, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM), in conjunction with Slough Borough Council (SBC), South Bucks District Council (SBDC) and Chiltern District Council (CDC), is commissioning a joint study to address issues arising from growth that is anticipated across the area, and potentially, more widely.
The Wider Area Growth Study will be comprised of 2 parts. The first part relates to an exploration of the functional geographies applying across the area whilst the second will explore the development needs and potential unmet needs within the Study area and generate a series of strategic spatial options, test these options and make recommendations for consideration in relevant Local Plans and for use in Duty to Co-operate discussions.
Part 1 of the study has now been completed. The Part 2 Study is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Local Housing Needs Assessment
GL Hearn was commissioned by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in conjunction with Slough Borough Council and Chiltern/South Bucks District Councils to carry out a Local Housing Needs Assessment (LHNA) to inform the emerging Local Plans and to help support Part 2 of the Wider Area Growth Study.
The study looks at the amount and nature of housing need within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough and the southern part of South Bucks and utilises the Standard Methodology to calculate housing need.