Old Windsor B&B wants to expand and add more rooms
A ‘financially troubled’ bed and breakfast in Windsor wants to expand to add more rooms.
To view more details on each request, go to the respective council’s planning portal with the reference number attached.
Former Mayor withdraws plan for extension to 40 Dawley Ride, Colnbrook, Slough (P/13612/003).
Avtar Cheema’s husband, who recently lost his labor councilor seat, submitted a retrospective planning application to retain the rear verandah after a planning enforcement notice was issued.
Planning officers felt the length of the extension is “unacceptable” and provides a “cramped form of development” which impacts the character of the area and a small level of garden space.
The Cheema’s neighbour, who has been anonymized, submitted an objection to the plan, saying the movement of the structure and its roof in moderate to high winds is a “serious safety issue”.
The veranda overlaps their property and the resident provided photos of rainwater from the structure flowing into their garden causing flooding.
Mr. Cheema has now withdrawn the application without any reason given in the planning portal.
A Windsor Bed & Breakfast wants to expand to 17 Crimp Hill, Old Windsor, Windsor (22/01067/FULL).
The plaintiff changed its plan to build a two-story rear extension to the Union Inn to provide six bedrooms after previous plans were recommended for denial.
It has been argued that the benefits of the extension that would save a “financially struggling small business” outweigh the minimal impact of the Greenbelt.
The extension has been redesigned and scaled down to lessen its impact on the greenbelt and reduce its overhang from neighbors. It also leaves room to increase the 17 parking spaces by one space, which would reduce the impact of on-street parking.
In his conclusion, he wrote: “The current proposal serves to save a culturally significant small business, significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the property, create a substantial gain in net biodiversity, improve aesthetics and privacy of both sets of neighbors, to reduce the demand for on-street parking on Crimp Hill, and to ensure that this already developed brownfield site is used more effectively to serve the Greenbelt and the Borough’s key strategic objectives.
Planning officials have yet to decide on the plan.
The developers have finally approved the office conversion at the Forward Building, 44-46, Windsor Road, Slough (P/00669/024).
Planning officials have given the green light to a developer to turn a former office building into three studio apartments in the city center.
The three-story building was used as the main office space on the first and second floors, and the ground floor was used for financial services. The last lease ended in December 2020 and the site is currently vacant.
The proposals will maintain an active frontage and office building in the downtown area fronting Windsor Road.
A previous program was turned down last year due to inaccurate information, but the developer corrected those errors and they have now been granted planning permission.