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Planning and development issues within Taplow were the principal reasons behind the creation of the Society.

Taplow planning applications, the Taplow Neighbourhood Plan and the SBDC Local Plan have their own pages but there are also wider planning matters that can affect Taplow and these are carried here.

CURRENT CONCERNS

Re-evaluation of the Cycleway proposal
Bucks CC is bringing back the A4 cycleway proposal essentially unchanged. We have written to the Maidenhead Advertiser  calling for a public meeting to explain  and have issued a Press Release
As at 10/8/17 BCC have agreed to reinstate right turns into Berry Hill in an unspecified manner but are standing firm on all other matters.
A set of questions  has been sent to Councillor Shaw that HTS is a signature to.
BCC Cycleway responses

Heathrow
The government is holding consultations on the proposed expansion of Heathrow.
HTS has raised concerns as to potential effects of this on Taplow and our submission is at: Heathrow Expansion Submission

Unitary Authorities
There is pressure on Local Government to reorganise in the light of the withdrawal of government funding. There are two proposals submitted to the Secretary of State for reorganisation within Buckinghamshire. One is for a single authority for all of Bucks, the other is for two authorities – north and south.
The two proposals can be found at:

A single authority

Two authorities

The Slough Plan carries proposals that intrude into the Green Belt adjacent to Taplow
Slough Local Plan

The Royal Borough Plan proposes intense development. We are concerned for traffic implications on the A4

RBWM Local Plan 2013

Although in Maidenhead this application has strong visual impact in Taplow

Thames Riviera Hotel