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Calling small to medium sized sites in Windsor and Maidenhead – Submit your site for future development

Planning consultation

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are currently inviting landowners, developers, agents and members of the public to put forward any sites they think are suitable for housing and economic development. The deadline for submitting your site(s) is 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019.

The Council are currently reviewing The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) which helps to identify future sources of land to help meet the borough’s housing and economic development needs. The purpose of the HELAA is not to allocate or permit land for development; that is the role of the Local Plan. Instead the HELAA seeks to identify whether land which may be suitable for development is genuinely available and achievable for development. As part of this they are currently undertaking a ‘call for sites’ process.

In particular, they are looking for the following sites:

  • Employment sites (all sizes and types);
  • Small to medium sized housing sites;
  • Self and custom build housing sites.

If you own a site that may be suitable for this type of development, then this represent the first stage in making the Council aware of your sites potential and now is the time to act. The HELAA represents an excellent opportunity to take that first crucial step towards potentially adding value to your site.

If you want the Borough to be aware of your site and its potential, you can complete the online HELAA pro-forma here which needs to be accompanied by a location map indicating where the site boundaries are.

If you are not sure how best to represent your site then contact the team at Plainview Planning today to see how we can assist you.

How we can help

The key to favourable consideration of your site may include demonstrating that the site constitutes sustainable development, meets the specifications given and supports the development needs of the area.

Ways in which we can add value include:

  • we can help you to understand if your site meets the necessary requirements;
  • using bespoke GIS mapping systems to undertake site specific analysis which will help to highlight the opportunities and constraints of your site or potential sites;
  • assessing the credentials of your site in line with local policy and established national policy;
  • coordinating your promotion efforts to make sure that the Council is provided with persuasive documentation about your site.

We specialise in promoting land into Local and Development Plans. We can assist our developer clients in a number of ways such as undertaking detailed site assessments through to Local Plan representations and lodging a planning application if appropriate.

The closing date for these submissions is 5pm on Friday 29th March 2019.

If you believe that you may have a suitable site for submission or would like an assessment of your site’s development potential, then contact the team at Plainview Planning providing your site and enquiry details to enquiries@plainview.co.uk. Submission via this form is completely confidential.

You can read more about the Windsor and Maidenhead HELAA here.