Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition slamming a proposed housing development in Maidenhead.

A planning application has been submitted to the council which hopes to demolish Magnet Leisure Centre on Holmanleaze in Maidenhead.

Developers want to use the land vacated by demolishing all existing buildings and structures to build 439 homes.

All of these homes would come with car and cycle parking, pedestrian and vehicular access alterations, landscaping works and boundary treatments.

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At the time of writing, the petition has been received 1,712 signatures.

The organisers have provided four reasons explaining why they oppose the potential development.

The first concern relate to the impact of the development on the character of the area, saying that the design does not fit in with existing buildings.

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Concerns were also raised regarding to proximity of the development to the road and the height of the buildings impacting upon those who live in close proximity to the site in question.

Organisers also raised objections relating to the impact that two additional vehicle access points from Holmanleaze and from Kennet Road which protesters have said would 'negatively impact traffic in the area and these small roads.'

Lastly, concerns were raised relating to the removal of the overhead footbridge from Hines Meadows car park across St Cloud Way.

The council will now decide whether to grant the application full planning permission.