Social and Economic Impact Assessment Proposed Hotel Development 437- 441 St, Windsor

Read, Magdalena and Hack-Polay, Dieu (2019) Social and Economic Impact Assessment Proposed Hotel Development 437- 441 St, Windsor. Project Report. Windsor Council.

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Social and Economic Impact Assessment Proposed Hotel Development 437- 441 St, Windsor

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Abstract

This document presents the findings of the primary and secondary research carried out in relation to the social and economic impact of the proposed development of a 50 bed family hotel at 437-441 St. Leonard’s Road, Windsor, SL4 3DT for planning submission purposes.
The proposed hotel would bring a raft of social and economic benefits to the town of Windsor and, in general, to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It is projected that the development will create new jobs in the town, most of these being for local labour. The positive impact of the development stretches to contribute to the tourism industry by attracting extra visitors and expanding the towns capacity to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists to Windsor. Key beneficiaries of the project will also be local shops, from confectioneries to boutiques, as well as businesses connected to the development’s supply chain, e.g. taxis, local delivery contractors.
It is anticipated that the development will bring in extra visitors due to the proximity of the nearby highway network, Legoland Theme Park and the expansion of Heathrow Airport, the largest in the UK. The proposed development is thus, a strategic venture that is not set to compete against existing infrastructure but complement it and help make Windsor a destination not only to visit but also to stay for visitors who come to London and its surrounding areas.
The development will not put extra pressure on existing services, e.g. traffic, parking, noise, etc. The social and economic benefits of the proposed development are considered to outweigh any potential negative impact of the development in the town of Windsor and the surrounding areas.

Keywords:Socioeconomic report, Impact assessment
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N213 Project Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:37047
Deposited On:27 Sep 2019 09:54

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