THE COUNCIL plans to invest hundreds of millions of pounds into development over the next seven years.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has submitted its local plan, which will illustrate the growth and development of rural areas and housing developments.

As part of this local plan, the council plans to invest £350m in key infrastructure up to 2025, which will be used to fund roads, schools and community facilities.

The Borough Local Plan (BLP runs retrospectively from 2013-2033, and covers everything from housing to leisure and health.

Cllr David Coppinger, cabinet member for planning and health (inc. sustainability), said: “We are delighted to have submitted the Borough Local Plan for examination and this marks an important milestone in our work to support responsible development to meet the needs of this generation and the next.

“A lot of hard work has gone into producing a plan that ensures we can build a borough for everyone that achieves its potential and is a great place for all our residents to live now and in the future.

“The plan will provide a framework for the council to make decisions on planning applications and this will help manage growth and reduce the risk of inappropriate and opportunistic development that doesn’t take account of local decisions.

“On top of the Borough Local Plan we have our Infrastructure Development Plan and a series of commitments, including investments into school places, transport and community facilities to fully support the development potential outlined in the local plan.”