Slough Apartments refused and Windsor Hotel parking changes approved

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The rejection of MAJOR plans for 29 apartments is just one of many planning decisions or requests submitted to the Slough Borough Council or the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

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

Partial demolition and reconstruction of the existing rear perimeter wall, relocation and replacement of the existing barrier and parking bollards, modifications to the existing access ramp and associated works at the Mercure Castle Hotel, 18 High Street, Windsor (21/01800 / FULL).

Mercure Castle Hotel, 18 High Street, Windsor (21/01800 / SOLD OUT)

Planning officers have given the green light to the owners of the Grade II listed hotel to create an “attractive” entrance and improve the terms and conditions of access to the hotel for their guests, as well as add a car barrier. replacement to enhance parking security.

The proposal aims to remove a small part of a wall at the back of the hotel and reconstruct it with a new pillar in a new location, which will facilitate a more ‘defined’ access route for guests to ” improve the visitor experience.

The new arrangements will allow for an improved and improved access control system which will increase the security of the car park.

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This will involve the removal of three existing parking areas and the existing concrete raised platform. 4

A project of 29 apartments in Chalve refused at 31-41 Beckwell Road, Slough (P / 16742/002).

The developers wanted to demolish the existing building and build two apartment blocks with 16 single beds and 13 bedrooms.

There are said to be 42 parking spaces in the basement, five of which are for disabled people, as well as 22 Sheffield bike stations with space for up to 44 bikes.

The West Block would consist of a three- and four-storey building with the top storey facing the frontage of Tuns Lane and located from the lower floors around most of the roof line.

Slough Observer: 31-41 Beckwell Road, Slough (P / 16742/002).31-41 Beckwell Road, Slough (P / 16742/002).

The east building would have three floors and would be located in the central and eastern part of the site.

But planning agents believe that apartment buildings would result in a “significant loss of privacy” for neighbors, the basement parking lot would not provide “convenient access and exit” for vehicle use, and plans did not show that it would not restrict or severely sterilize land to the north.

Concerns over surface water drainage also prompted officers to recommend that councilors on the planning committee, which will meet on Wednesday, September 15, deny the request.

Advisors blocked the project during a planning committee on Wednesday, September 15.

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Change of office use to new apartments at Station Court, High Road, Cookham, Maidenhead (21/02280 / CLASSO).

Royal Borough town planners have given the developers prior permission to transform the offices, which are currently still in use, into four apartments. No further details were disclosed.

However, Cookham ward councilor Mandy Brar (Lib Dem) and the parish council wanted the project to be refused because the plan contains “no green infrastructure” and no green space unlike the borough’s design guide.

Cllr Brar called the app to be determined by the planning committee. She wrote: “I would like to oppose the change in use of the above proposal because the proposal does not contain any green infrastructure contrary to the NPPF 194 policy of the local borough plan.

“Also contrary to policy 6.3 of the district-wide design guide, has no green space or gardens unlike VDS G 6.8 and 6.21 and has no screening unlike G6.20 , no landscaping unlike G6.7.


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