Opportunities and constraints

A summary of the key constraints and opportunities which will inform the masterplan are set out here:

  • No built development within the floodplain
  • The eastern part of the site presents the opportunity to provide accessible public open space with an enhanced wildlife corridor
  • Vehicular access can be taken from the B4447 (Cookham Road/ Gardner Road) in the southwestern corner of the site with a potential for emergency pedestrian/ cycle access from Westmead
  • There is an opportunity to link into the Green Way and wider public right of way network which pass the site along the eastern boundary across the Maidenhead Ditch
  • A single, prominent oak is located centrally on the eastern edge along with a woodland to the north, both of which will be retained and incorporated as part of development proposals
  • The landform falls from west to east
  • The Marlow branch railway line forms the western site boundary which is screened by existing trees and vegetation
  • The proposals will consider the relationship with the existing properties that adjoin the southern boundary of the site