Downtown Windsor hotel plans to move forward

WINDSOR is about to acquire a brand new hotel building permit was granted by the board this week.

The application was just one of many decisions submitted to the local authorities in Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor over the past seven days.

To view more details on each request, go to the respective council’s planning portal with the reference number attached.

Construction plans for a new hotel in Windsor town center to go ahead at Boots 17 – 18, Peascod Street, Windsor (20/03514/FULL).

Developer Canada Life intended to turn the rear of Boots – which will be retained albeit smaller than it was originally – into a 116-bed hotel with a restaurant, bar and facilities at the back of the house.

The new hotel, which will be up to four stories tall, will face Mellor Walk and be a ‘car-free’ development, as developers believe tourists will visit Windsor via public transport, eliminating the need for parking.

Councilors have approved the project on the condition that the developer enters into its agreement with council and obtains a relocation plan, a plan which shows how the development will lessen its impact on the motorway during the construction period.

It has now been agreed where development should now go forward.

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Slough School is applying for permission for motorists to use its playground and staff car park at Ryvers Primary School, Trelawney Avenue, Slough (P/07233/012).

The school wants to allow motorists to use its playground and staff car park for overflow parking from Park and Ride (P+R) services to Heathrow Airport during off-term periods in order to obtain additional funds for educational services.

These are marked “Zone1” and “Zone 2” on the application drawings. Both areas have hard asphalt or concrete surfaces.

Heathrow’s Park and Ride service is located elsewhere and in the event that this site is oversubscribed, P+R staff will drive the vehicles for storage at the Ryvers School site.

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P+R drivers will leave the site after dropping off the vehicle. Access to the site will be limited to the period between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. during school holidays and the site will be permanently secure. The service provider will be responsible for security and maintenance during periods of use.

Slough planning officers have not yet determined this application.

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The developer is withdrawing plans to convert the building into flats at 21 High Street, Ascot (21/03720/CLAMA).

The plans were withdrawn after a parish council and residents objected to a plan to convert a Lloyds TSB bank into two one-bedroom apartments with two parking spaces.

An agent wrote on behalf of the owner of four flats near Meadhurst. They wrote: “Queens Place, Ascot is a small cul-de-sac in which there are several apartments.

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“Parking is a nightmare as there is little space to even turn around with a car. As the plan shows, there are only two parking spaces provided which are already difficult to access.

“My client owns the attached garage block to which access is required and with this proposed development it is inevitable that access to these garages will be impeded. All delivery vans will therefore undoubtedly be required to using Meadhurst alley which is totally unacceptable.

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