The Site

The site is located approximately 2.1 kilometres (km) north of Maidenhead town centre. The proposed allocation site is approximately 19 hectares and comprises mostly arable agricultural land with small pockets of grassland and an area of woodland located in the north-west site area.

The site was largely undeveloped farmland until the late 1960s when gravel extraction commenced in the centre and south of the site. In the 1970s, the western area was used as a refuse tip, and by 1977 gravel extraction was also underway in the north west of the site. Gravel extraction ceased in the late 1980s.