The Area Action Plan states that Maidenhead Town Centre will be a memorable place with striking architecture, and with a look and atmosphere which people will not only find attractive but appreciate and recognise as distinctive to Maidenhead. This will equally apply to the surrounding seven wards.
It is therefore very important that the Maidenhead & Cox Green Neighbourhood Plan sets out the policies to help direct and control the appearance and quality of development, to protect what is valued, and to encourage development that will make a positive addition to the whole area.
The Design Working Group should address built form, public realm, landscape and townscape.
A very important exercise for this Group is identifying buildings or roads that you want to retain. It could be the character of a street that is leafy, another has beautiful houses, views, pubs that are vital to the local community. Any of these, with evidence, could be classed as buildings or roads of significant character, and would carry substantial weight in the planning process.