The public is about to have its say on a five year strategy for housing in Windsor and Maidenhead - before councillors consider it at a cabinet meeting in February.

The six-week consultation follows meetings between councillors, charities and housing associations to work out ways of delivering new homes while helping vulnerable residents also find appropriate accommodation.

Councillor Ross McWilliams, the Royal Borough's lead member for housing, communications and youth engagement, said: “The Royal Borough is a great place to live so it’s understandable that there has been an increasing flow of people moving here.

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“As a council we don’t want to see the Royal Borough become a place where residents feel they need to move away because they can no longer afford to rent or buy, or where their children feel they need to move out of the area in order to get a place of their own. And we don’t want to become a place that doesn’t have enough social housing to support our most vulnerable people.

“We want to be a borough that delivers new homes not only for those coming into the borough, but for those who are already here.

“We do want to work with residents to make sure their voices are heard on this critically important issue.”

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The feedback received from the consultation will be collated and analysed, prior to cabinet considering the strategy for adoption at their meeting on Thursday, February 25.

The consultation will run until Wednesday, February 3 and the draft Housing Strategy 2020-25 can be found on the website:

Residents can also access the consultation on the council website: