Ascot could see new apartments and a store built
A DEVELOPER has submitted plans to build a new store and 14 apartments in a rural village.
This is just one of many requests submitted to local authorities in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead 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.
An appeal to overturn a decision to extend the building of flats has been rejected at 253-257 Farnham Road, Slough (P/00226/045).
Hillstone Properties Ltd wanted to change the ground floor of the building from a nursery to provide three self contained apartments and erect a two storey roof extension to provide an additional 11 apartments.
But Slough Borough Council planning officers rejected the plans, believing it would negatively impact the character of the area and loss of privacy for neighboring properties.
The developer went on appeal to try to overturn the decision, but this was rejected by Town Planning Inspector Martin Chandler.
He said: ‘It would create a building which would overshadow the adjacent dwelling, thus being unacceptably dominant and imposing in the immediate streetscape.’
He also agreed that the building would overlook adjacent properties, which would affect the privacy of neighbours.
Plans for a new store and 14 apartments submitted at Kings Road, Sunninghill, Ascot (22/01431/FULL).
A developer wants to demolish the RSG Motor Group, which sold used cars, to build one, two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Sunningdale village.
A ground floor retail is also offered. Apartments are also offered to have private balconies.
The scheme does not provide any affordable housing as it is ‘unviable’ to do so despite the council’s 30% policy that some affordable housing must be offered for applications offering more than 10 houses or flats.
The program offers a total of 23 parking spaces for the apartments. 11 other parking spaces are reserved for the proposed store.
The developer originally wanted to build 14 more apartments, but planners grew concerned about its size and clutter. As a result, the number of apartments has been reduced by half.
Planning officers have yet to decide on the application.
Building plans for six new houses rejected on land to the rear of 49-53 and 47 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead (22/00361/FULL).
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A developer wanted to build six two-storey detached and semi-detached houses, but planning officers decided to block the project.
The plans involved the demolition of 47 Courthouse Road, which would have been replaced by a detached house, known as plot six. A total of 13 parking spaces were offered and each house would have had a private garden.
Opponents feared that the “overambitious” plans would lead to overdevelopment and a cramped site. They also believe it will cause an unacceptable increase in traffic and homes to overshadow and encroach on neighboring properties.
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Martin McNamee, chairman of the Maidenhead Civic Society’s planning group, wrote: “Attempting to squeeze in two semis and four semis is too ambitious and leads to overdevelopment of the site.
“The detached dwelling (plot 6) next to the access road is acceptable but with limited amenity space.
“However, the area to the rear of the site is insufficient to accommodate another 5 dwellings. The plots are very close together and there will be a degree of overhang.
The planning officers agreed with the opponents and decided to refuse the project.