Residents’ petition date: Thursday 30th March 2017

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.