Petition to: refuse planning permission for a Hindu Community Centre near Boulters Lock

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We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to refuse planning permission for a Hindu Community Centre near Boulters Lock. More details

More details from petition creator

The Council is committed to preserve and enhance the riverside as a benefit for the people of Maidenhead. It also has a policy of locating community centres in the middle of the town, close to transport links.

Approving the proposed community centre would be a breach of these commitments, and bring traffic, noise and nuisance to a residential area next to a beauty spot. This is a wholly inappropriate location.

Parking is a problem near Boulters Lock during the summer and at weekends. Restrictions being introduced on roads nearby and the new bridge across the river to Taplow will worsen this problem. A community centre would make it worse still.

The Hindu Society claim to have only 100 members, of whom only 4-6 will use the centre at any one time. Yet they propose to spend more than £500,000 building a centre with seating capacity of 132 and standing capacity of up to 200. We believe the actual usage will be much higher than that stated.

Residents have made their own offer for the land. They propose to use it for allotments, to help address a serious shortage. This offers better value for the taxpayers of Maidenhead and is much more in keeping with the nature and character of the area.

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Mr Jonathan Baker, the petition creator, joined by:

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