Horton and Wraysbury Neighbourhood Plan

Updated 21st November 2019



Latest Position

The Steering Group is pleased to announce that the Horton & Wraysbury Neighbourhood Plan has been approved to proceed to Referendum.
At the meeting of the RBWM Cabinet on Thursday, October 31, 2019, it was resolved unanimously for the modified neighbourhood plan to go to referendum and the Head of Planning has issued a Decision Statement.

This was the latest procedure following the H&W NPlan’s Submitted Version being delivered to the royal borough who then ran a Regulation 16 Consultation from February 4 to March 20, 2019.

The NPlan was then examined by an independent Examiner who made a series of modifications so that it met the legal requirements and the Basic Conditions as set out in the Town & Country Planning Act 1990. These modifications were accepted by the Qualifying Body (Horton and Wraysbury Parish Councils) and finally agreed by Cabinet.

We await a firm date for the referendum, though it is anticipated it will be held at the end of January.   All electors in the two parishes will be those entitled to vote, with the question likely to be:  “"Do you want RBWM to use the neighbourhood plan for Horton and Wraysbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The vote will have a yes or no option and will be decided by a simple majority.

If adopted, our neighbourhood plan will form part of the borough’s decision making process on planning applications.

*  Further information on our NPlan can be found on the RBWM website on this link:

Neighbourhood Plans | The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


Review of Draft


The draft submission version is available on the Latest Versions page.   It will stay there until the Borough put the actual submitted version on their web site, at which time this draft submission version will be removed, and a link inserted to the location on the Borough's Web Site.  This will ensure that there is no synch problems between locations.


See news page for more information.



What is a Neighbourhood plan?


A Neighbourhood Plan is a way of helping local communities to influence the future planning of the area in which they live and work. The Plan must be an evidence-based assessment of the social, economic and environmental needs of a community. This Plan will give the local community an opportunity to have a greater say in the planning and development of the village over the next ten to fifteen years. Once adopted the Plan will have legal weight and will be used when making planning decisions in the Parish.


A Neighbourhood Plan allows us all to:- 

  • Have a say in where new homes, shops and offices and other developments should be built. 
  • Identify and protect or develop local green spaces.
  • Influence what new buildings should look like.
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