Frimley Health Trust are inviting members of the public to an event to view the latest rebuilding plans for the hospital and the redevelopment of the site. This is a drop-in event (no need to book – just turn up) and is taking place on Thursday 18 May 2017 between 3pm and 7pm in the Apollo Ward at Heatherwood Hospital. For more details, please click here to read their Media Release.
The residents’ petition to stop the building of 350 new homes on the (mainly) Green Belt in the centre of Ascot will be debated by a full Council meeting at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead on Thursday 30th March at 7:30pm at the Council Chamber in the Guildhall in Windsor. If you can, please go along to demonstrate your support for this petition.
The petition reads as follows:
“We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to say “no” to 350 new houses on (mainly) green belt in the centre of Ascot. Landowners in Ascot want to build 350 new houses on either side of Ascot High Street – land that is either Green Belt or open space. This will also mean losing many of the mature trees which frame the Ascot views. How will the already gridlocked High Street and surrounding roads cope with the increase in traffic?
Where will workers and shoppers be able to park, when all the car parks are built over? What will happen on Race Days? We see no answers to any of these questions. We believe this development will have a massive and unacceptable impact on our local communities – both in Ascot and the surrounding area. We call on the Royal Borough to NOT remove this land out of the Green Belt and to NOT include this site for housing in the Borough Local Plan”.
The ASandS NPDG is fully supportive of this petition.
The deadline for responding to the Heatherwood planning application has been extended to 18 January 2017.
The ASand S Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group Committee has prepared a document summarising the development proposals and setting out its views on them. Click here to read the document.
As at 17 December, the petition has attracted 924 signatures and the number is still growing. There is also now a map being shared showing the total of proposed new houses for Ascot.
We understand that a local resident has set up a petition against proposals to build 350 houses in the Green Belt on the South side of Ascot High Street and the open space (currently Car Park 6) on the North side of the High Street.
The petition calls on the Royal Borough to NOT release this land from the Green Belt in the new Borough Local Plan and to remove this site from their allocated sites for housing.
The see the petition, click on this link: petitions.rbwm.gov.uk/AscotCentreGB/
It is the NPDG’s view that what is being currently proposed by the Ascot landowners consortium for the building of 350 new houses here is totally unacceptable and NOT in accordance with our Neighbourhood Plan.
To read more about the Ascot Centre proposals, click here.
A planning application has now been registered with RBWM for the redevelopment of Heatherwood to include a new hospital and up to 250 houses. All the documents relating to the application are available on the planning portal (http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/pam/view.jsp?ID=16/03115/OUT) and the closing date for submitting responses is currently shown as 2nd January 2017 but we expect this to be extended.
The Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group is preparing a summary of the proposals and its considered views on them, which will be made available on our website as soon as possible.
The proposals presented at the Open Day held by the promoters of Ascot Centre “regeneration” on Thursday 1st December were in the view of the ASandS Neighbourhood Plan Delivery Group totally unacceptable. In summary, they fail to deliver the vision developed by The Prince’s Foundation with the local community back in 2012 and do not respect what is included in our adopted Neighbourhood Plan. To read more about the original vision, click here.
You can read more about these new development proposals on the promoters website: www.ascotcentreconsultation.co.uk. This is also where you can respond to their proposals using their feedback form. Please do so and make sure your views are heard. Closing date is 19 December 2016.
We have prepared a summary, available here which sets out the considered views of the NPDG, reinforced by everything local residents told us when attending the open day.
The consortium of landowners and promoters for development in Ascot Centre are holding an Open Day to update the local community on progress being made on creating a Development Brief. This will set out the broad structure and development principles for the regeneration of Ascot High Street and the centre of Ascot which will guide future planning applications. To read more, click here for a newsletter produced by the consortium.
The Open Day will be held at Ascot Racecourse on Thursday 1 December 2016 between 3pm – 8pm.
At 6:30pm The Princes Foundation, who were involved with the local community in the original consultations over Ascot Centre, will be hosting a talk outlining the background and progress of the proposals.
Everyone is invited to go along to contribute their views.
There is also a website set up by the consortium where you can register to receive update newsletters: www.ascotcentreconsultation.co.uk
Following the community engagement event on the 4th August, Frimley Health have now made available the plans they showed at the event on their website https://www.fhft.nhs.uk/about-us/the-future-of-heatherwood-hospital/.
There is a Questionnaire available to complete online.
Closing date for feedback has been extended from 31st August 2016 now to the 15th September 2016.
Frimley Health are holding a community engagement event regarding the future development of the Heatherwood Hospital site. This will include some details on the “outline residential scheme”, so it’s really important that you come along and make your views heard.
The event is taking place on Thursday 4th August between 3pm and 7pm at the Ascot Authority Suite at Ascot Racecourse.
To read the full invitation, please click here.
Frimley Health Trust have set up a section on their website for their consultations on the future of Heatherwood Hospital Site. At this stage, this is focused primarily on future plans for the hospital itself.
Shorts have also set up a website for their consultation on the potential future development of Shorts Yard to residential: http://shortsconsultation.co.uk