Sunninghill Park

Society for the Protection of Ascot & Environs

SPAE is focused on Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale which are surrounded by Green Belt. SPAE is particularly concerned to preserve the Metropolitan Green Belt, which accounts for about 70% of our area and is fundamental to its character. Although the non-Green Belt area has been substantially developed, there is constant pressure by developers for in-filling, especially in gardens. SPAE are represented at many public enquiries and, if developers go to appeal, SPAE regularly make representations to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

SPAE officially opposed the planning applications described below on behalf of 1000 members. SPAE is not opposed to all development. Everyone needs a place to live and work, but new homes, offices, factories and roads should fit in with approved local development plans, should be sited in the right place and should be built in keeping with the character of the area.

Join SPAE to protect the area. By becoming a member, you can join a pressure group established for the public benefit and which has been in existence for almost half a century, protecting the area in which we enjoy living. With your help SPAE can speak with an even more powerful voice.

For more information, visit the SPAE website

Hill House, Cross Road, Sunningdale

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidehead refused a planning application to erect a building comprising 10 apartments (4 x 3 bed and 6 x 2 bed apartments) following demolition of the existing dwelling at Hill House, Cross Road, Sunningdale, Ascot SL5 9RX. Mr Dudley Mills of Kebbell Development Ltd appealed against the decision. That appeal was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate on 22nd August 2019 because the proposal would have harmed the character of the area.
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Maryland, Horsegate Ride, Ascot

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidehead refused a planning application to build 2 detached homes with garaging, parking and landscaping at Maryland, Horsegate Ride, Ascot SL5 9LS. Ashley Homes Ltd appealed against the decision. That appeal was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate on 16th August 2019 because the proposal would
  • 1.1 be inappropriate development in the Green Belt and, in this regard, it would conflict with saved Policies GB1, GB2 and GB3 of the Local Plan, Policies SP1 and SP5 of the emerging Local Plan and with the Framework in so far as these policies state that inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt.
  • 1.4 cause harm to the openness of the Green Belt. The proposal would conflict with saved Policy GB2 of the Local Plan and the Framework in so far as these policies confirm that openness is an essential characteristic of Green Belts.
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