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Views sought on Maidenhead regeneration plan

Computer model
The plans for Maidenhead include the extension of the town centre boundary

A major regeneration plan set to attract more business and enterprise to a Berkshire town by 2026 has begun.

Maidenhead's plan is aimed at "making it a town where businesses want to be", the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council said.

Under the plan the Broadway Triangle will become a huge retail development, including offices and apartments.

Residents will have a month to lodge their views. A travelling exhibition will run from 26 January to 2 February.

New look

As part of the launch, people are also being invited to give their views on specially-designed street furniture aimed at sprucing up the town's streets.

A sample panel of examples of benches, signposts, bollards, litter bins and cycle stands is due to be installed in the High Street.

The move comes after paving stones samples were displayed there for public inspection last October.

The public consultation has been organised by the Partnership for the Rejuvenation of Maidenhead (PRoM).

Bob Dulson, independent chairman of PRoM, said: "We now have a draft plan that, once approved by the council and the planning inspectorate, will have the clout to make sure we get the sort of town centre we want and put Maidenhead back on the map."

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