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Datchet, Royal Borough of windsor and maidenhead   Draft Allocation Secured

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Datchet is situated in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the county of Berkshire. The Royal Borough is renowned for its rich blend of attractive countryside and successful modern business development. There is a wealth of historic buildings, ranging from Windsor Castle and Eton College to the many attractive rural villages.

Datchet is located 20 miles from central London, 5.5 miles from Heathrow Airport and has two main line train stations for London, one of which connects to Waterloo allowing for a new trend of European day-trippers.

As a result of economic prosperity and its proximity to the Thames Valley, the Royal Borough attracts a variety of business enterprises including leading international companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi, Johnson & Johnson and Nortel Networks. Forecasts suggest that the Thames Valley economy will grow at a faster rate over the next five years than either the South East or the UK as a whole.

Our Planning Department Comments

Latest Planning Update

Whilst the RBWM Local Plan has been adopted as of February 2022 there have been some legal challenges made against it as well increased debate around whether the plan is doing enough to meet its housing target as there remains a shortfall of delivery against its requirements.

Although there are no indications at this stage that a review of the plan will be commenced in the near future, we continue to monitor the progress of the plan and will make the necessary submissions should and early review be required based on the above.

In the meantime, we maintain that the most suitable way forward is to proceed with mineral extration on the site and we continue to work a 3rd party to carry this out expeditiously. They are in the process of finalising their legal assessment of our Plot Pomotion Agreement which, once complete, will allow the extraction to proceed.