Plans to store items from Buckingham Palace on a site near Windsor Farm Shop on the grounds of the castle have been agreed unanimously by planning councillors.

The plan is for a modular building to be put up for five years on the Green Belt site at Frogmore to keep the unidentified items safe - while reservicing work is carried out on the plumbing, heating and wiring systems at the palace that have become increasingly delapidated over the years.

The proposed storage facility will be located at the Walled Garden, Frogmore, Windsor – a Green Belt site and within the 19th century walled gardens of the Grade I Royal Estate.

An officers report presented to Royal Borough councillors at the Development Management Committee yesterday stated: "The proposed store is urgently required as the works at Buckingham Palace have commenced and there are no alternative sites or facilities that meet the specific and necessary storage requirements.”

Councillors unanimously agreed to defer responsibility to their planning officer to negotiate final consent for the building, after deciding it would not be clearly visible from the road and was necessary so that vital work at Buckingham Palace could safely go ahead.