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Residents asked for their views on design standards

Published: Thursday, 14th March 2019

Residents are being asked to give their views on a new design guide which lays out what the Royal Borough considers to be design excellence to help guide improvement in the quality of new developments and places.

Known as the Borough Wide Design Guide, the document covers everything from how new developments and places should look and feel, to ensuring pedestrians and cyclists are accomodated for. The document also includes specific guidance on the design of buildings in flood risk and rural areas.

Cllr David Coppinger, lead member for planning and health (including sustainability), said: “Ensuring that future developments in the Royal Borough are sympathetically designed in-keeping with the unique characters of our towns and villages is vital.

“This guide lays out exactly what we expect of those proposing new developments while also ensuring that key items such as storing bins and making sure we have appropriate access for cyclists are not forgotten.

“We are really keen to hear from residents and to get their views on the document to ensure we have considered everything we would want from future developments.”

The consultation will take place from Thursday 14 March to 6pm Thursday 25 April and residents can respond online via our consultation portal or by completing a representation form and sending it to us by email or by post to: Planning Policy, The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Town Hall,St Ives Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1RF.

The Borough Wide Design Guide is a supplementary document that supports the Adopted Local Plan saved policies including DG1 – Design Guidelines.

To sit alongside the Borough Wide Design Guide the Royal Borough is also developing the more specific design related documents relating to:

  • Parking
  • Tall buildings
  • Green and blue Infrastructure (green spaces and rivers)

Further information on these will be annouced in due course. 


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