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We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to withdraw Datchet Common/Mill Place, Datchet, from its list of identified sites for additional traveller pitches within the Royal Borough. More details
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The Borough council are proposing a new travellers site should be located in Datchet common, off Mill place. This site is on metropolitan green belt and is subject to flood risk and is not a suitable location.
This site would go against the national Planning Policy for Travellers Site, 23rd March 2012, which states;
'Inappropriate development is harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved, except in very special circumstances. Traveller sites (temporary or permanent) in the Green Belt are inappropriate development.' 'Local planning authorities should ensure that traveller sites are sustainable economically, socially and environmentally. Local planning authorities should, therefore, ensure that their policies: - do not locate sites in areas at high risk of flooding, including functional floodplains, given the particular vulnerability of caravans'