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Consultation principles

Our public consultation is taking place at a safe distance to safeguard the wellbeing of the community during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Equally, we want to ensure that the consultation is inclusive. Therefore, a range of online and offline tools have been used to promote and enable local people to participate in the consultation, including a postal newsletter; e-newsletter; newspaper adverts; and social media adverts. You can provide feedback via this website or are welcome to request printed consultation materials in the post.

We are working to meet with a wide range of groups to ensure that we hear from people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, reflecting Slough’s diverse community. We would welcome any suggestions on individual groups or networks that you think we should explore.

Consultation to date

In 2020, we began a conversation with the community to hear suggestions and ideas about Slough Central. During this first stage of consultation, we explained why the shopping centres are in need of redevelopment and shared an early vision for the site.

In May 2021, we launched our second stage of public consultation where we provided an update on the masterplan and our approach to planning. This included our thoughts on new routes and connections, new public spaces and buildings uses, locations and heights.

Throughout this process we have also continued to work with Slough Borough Council on the proposals.

We would like to thank everyone who has engaged with the consultation on Slough Central so far. As a result of your time and feedback, we have learned more about local needs, concerns and aspirations for the town centre, and ideas on how we can create a place for Slough’s existing and future communities to enjoy.

Our consultation materials and reports can be found under the ‘Useful information’ tab.

How we have responded to feedback

Here are some of the ways the proposals have responded to local feedback:

Providing quality public spaces – the proposals include a series of community and neighbourhood spaces for use by the public, including an urban park and landscaped community heart. The main space is an exciting new town square located close to The Curve and St Ethelbert’s Church - this has been increased in size since the previous consultation.

Improved routes and connections – the proposals include a network of routes and connections, many of which are car-free, creating a town centre that is easier, safer and more welcoming to pass through.

Supporting the existing High Street – the proposals include new retail space, which complements the existing High Street and directs footfall to the heart of the High Street.

A focus on accessibility and inclusivity – the proposals include new routes and public spaces, which seek to provide space for all to access and enjoy within the town centre.

An increased focus on safety – the design approach for the new buildings and public spaces will carefully consider the risks of crime and anti-social behaviour and include measures designed to mitigate these.

Get in touch!

If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch