12:59PM, Saturday 26 January 2013
The first steps have been taken towards a new 'citizens' plan' that will determine Windsor and Eton's future.
The new Windsor and Eton Neighbourhood plan will be designed by members of the public and has been made possible by recent government legislation.
Cllr Natasha Airey (Con, Park) is chairman of the Royal Borough team that will work with residents on the plan. She told people who attended a preliminary meeting at Windsor Boys School on Tuesday they were being offered a real chance to define how the town would look for the next 15 years.
She said: "Obviously houses will have to be built - there will have to be sustainable development. But this will give us a chance to say where it should be."
The plan should be ready by April of next year. It will go to a referendum for public approval and must be passed as practical by a government examiner.
A series of meetings will now be held to enable everybody interested to put across their views.
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