Within the Royal Borough, the boundaries of the Green Belt are defined in the Local Plan. At present it is not possible to view the Proposals Maps online. However to find out if a property or site is in the Green Belt, click on the 'Maps Online' tab on the Borough Planning website then follow the link to 'My House - Find an Address', and enter the address details and press search. On the right hand side of the webpage is a list of information categories; select 'My Environment and Planning'. Below the map a list of information about the property will appear, one of which informs you of whether the property is in the Green Belt or not.
Alternatively, you can phone the Planning Policy Unit on 01628 683810, or the Local Plan is available to view at the Council's main offices and in all borough libraries.
The Environment Agency provides the Borough Council with maps showing the extent of the area liable to flood linked to different annual probabilities. This data can be provided to view through a request in advance to the Planning Policy Unit, however, the information can also be viewed through the Environment Agency website. You may also phone the Environment Agency's helpline on 01277 454345.
It should be noted the Environment Agency regularly updates their advice on the area liable to flood. This may result in changes to local flood risk.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has an Emergency Plan which details the Local Authority response procedures following a request for Council assistance from any of the Emergency Services. Such a request is likely to be in consequence of a major incident that requires the special mobilisation or co-ordination of Borough resources. Sections of the plan can also be used in the event of incidents not called by the Emergency Services and not falling under the definition of a 'Major Incident' but still requiring a larger than normal response from Council resources. The aim is to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to any incident.
Definition of a Major Incident
A major incident is defined as a serious disruption to life, arising with little or no warning, causing or threatening death or serious injury to, or rendering homeless, such numbers of people in excess of those which can be dealt with by the Local Authority or other public services operating under normal procedures and which calls for the special mobilisation and organisation of those services.