Dazed Windsor residents faced with countless documents numbering over 3,000 pages are invited to three public meetings at which anxieties over the Windsor and Maidenhead local plan can be addressed.

The meetings have been arranged by Independent councillors Jon Davey for Clewer and Dedworth West and Helen Price for Clewer and Dedworth. They are designed to help people navigate their way through the documents to find areas that are most relevant to them.

The meetings are being held at the British Garden Centre (formerly Wyevales) in Dedworth Road from 3pm to 4.30pm on Thursday, November 7, at Legoland in Winkfield Road from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, November 14 and the Guildhall, Windsor from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, November 20.

Cllr David Coppinger, the lead member for planning on the council's cabinet and councillors for Windsor wards will be there to answer questions.

The recently amended local plan is designed to establish firm planning policies that will enable Royal Borough officers and councillors to maintain control over future buildings developments well into the 2030s.

It was amended after a Government inspector queried some aspects of the original. The changes have reduced the amount of green belt land that could be made available for development from 1.7 per cent to just over one per cent, while removing roads at risk of flooding such as Straight Road, Old Windsor and areas of Datchet and Wraysbury from the list of sites named as potentially suitable for development.

But the changes will still leave a large area of green belt in the Oakley Green area of Maidenhead Road including the garden centre vulnerable to development - a proposal that has led to angry public meetings in the past.

Opposition councillors recently failed to persuade ruling Conservatives to delay agreeing the amended document after sections of the massive 3,000 page tome were released only days before councillors met to discuss them. But a six week period of public consultation has been agreed.