New homes for Eton approved by council
Dan Whiteway • Published 14 Sep 2012 17:00 0 Comments
APPROVED: The imagined street scene after construction of the Eton Court development is finalised.
A DEVELOPER has praised a council for making 'the right choice' after plans for new homes were approved last week.
Plans for four town houses and eight flats with private car parking at the Eton Court building in Eton Court, Eton, were approved at a Windsor Urban Development Control Panel meeting on Wednesday last week.
The proposal outlines demolishing the building, comprising an empty office block and three empty retail units, to be replaced by the 12 homes, a public car park with 42 spaces and new public toilets.
Lee Ruddy, of applicant R J Contracts, said: "I believe it was the right choice for Eton and I'm glad its been resolved after a long period of time."
The proposals were initially put on hold at a meeting of the panel on Wednesday, August 15, as an updated flood risk assessment was required. The developer submitted an amended plan to provide access from the car park to the rear of 99/100 High Street which satisfied the council.
Speaking in praise of the proposal at the meeting at The Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, Councillor James Evans said: "Eton Court is currently not an attractive building and the area has been under used for many years."