North Ascot Residents Association (NARA)
The North Ascot Residents Association takes an interest in housing developments, roads, traffic, sustainable transport, cycleways, footpaths, accessible green space, clean air, wildlife, public transport, schools, assets of community value, shops, amenities, surgeries and other aspects that influence the quality of life for residents of North Ascot and surrounding areas.
Good News for the Local Gap between Ascot and Bracknell
In March 2019 The Villager Newspaper published a story about another threat to the Local Gap between Ascot and Bracknell. A development of 73 assisted living units would have plugged the gap between The Brackens (Brompton Gardens) and Lavender Park Golf Course. In April 2019 The Villager Newspaper published the outcome of an appeal. 88% of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey respondents will be delighted that this planning application has been refused. Click here for details.
Good News for Cyclists
A section of the National Cycle Network (NCR4) passes through Windsor Great Park from Priest Hill and Bishopsgate to Windsor Football Club by St Leonards Road. Cycling Minister Jesse Norman has announced £21m to improve significant on and off-road stretches of the 16,000-mile National Cycle Network.
The investment will be allocated by Sustrans and will fund dozens of activation projects which were identified in the recent Paths for Everyone report helping create a safe, accessible and traffic-free network on the doorstep of millions of people across England. Click here for more details.
Good News for Green Belt Land in North Ascot
In January 2019 Facebook Group North Ascot Proposed Redevelopment announced the refusal of Marplace's Planning Application (a housing estate on Green Belt playing fields, a housing estate on the grounds of the scout hut and new schools on Green Belt land west of The Rough), confirming that the Ascot Heath Campaign has been effective. Half a million pounds funding has been assured for improvements so that the Ascot Heath CE Junior School and the Ascot Heath Infant School can be combined into a single school with single cost-saving administration. North Ascot Residents are delighted and grateful to the support received from SPAE and Ascot Ward Councillors. Click here for details.