Updated 12th January 2020
The Royal Borough has now announced that the Referendum on the adoption of the Horton & Wraysbury Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
All residents currently listed on the electoral roll will be eligible to vote. The outcome will be decided by a simple majorit of those that vote.
The question on the referendum will be "Do you want the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Horton & Wraysbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
The referendum version of the neighbourhood plan, along with other pertinent documents can be found at:-
RBWM Neighbourhood Plans or download the version using the link below
A Summary of the NP
Or you can download a pdf using the below link
The Steering Group started work on the Neighbourhood Plan back in 2013 – so it’s been long road to reach this stage, with hard work from a dedicated team which included preparation, consulting the community and overcoming drawn out procedural difficulties. The Group can only hope that the community appreciates that this plan does afford them a voice.
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
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.
The Referendum vote will have a ‘yes or no’ option on the question: “Do you want the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Horton & Wraysbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
If adopted, our neighbourhood plan will form part of the borough’s decision making process on planning applications.
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:-