APPROVED plans to demolish two homes for 18 flats are just one of many planning decisions or applications submitted to local authorities in Slough, Windsor, or Maidenhead this week.

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

Plans to redevelop a housing site for new flats approved at 30-32 Wexham Road, Slough (P/19443/000).

Developer Wexham Construction Limited had its plans to knock down two detached two-storey homes and redevelop the site into 18 flats.

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The block will be up to four-storeys in height and will have a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

Only nine car parking spaces are proposed but as the site sits on the boundary of the town centre, the developer believes homeowners can access public transport.

Thirty-one cycle parking spaces are included in the scheme.

A tree will be lost during the redevelopment process, but the developer says it will plant three new trees of ‘higher quality’ than the existing one.

Royal Borough Observer: CG of the approved 18 flats blockCG of the approved 18 flats block

Outline plans to construct a new barn have been submitted at Pinto Fields Farm, Fifield Lane, Winkfield, Windsor (21/03743/OUT).

Royal Borough planning officers are only considering the scale of the proposed barn at this stage, which will be used as storage for hay, feed, bedding, and machinery.

The applicant is asking if the council would accept the application “in principle” before investing further in the preparation and submission of a full planning application.

Pinto Fields Farm extends in total to 6.56 acres comprising of stable buildings, a 40m x 60m floodlit arena, a horse walker, bark pen, and fenced pastureland. The facilities are operated as an equestrian livery business.

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The planning statement states: “There is currently nowhere on the holding to store machinery and as such machinery is therefore either stored outside, resulting in degradation and increased maintenance costs, or brought onto site resulting in increased traffic movements.”

If approved, the plan is to demolish the existing open-sided hay barn and replace it with a new steel portal frame barn. The proposed barn will extend to a floor area of 166.42 sqm.

Royal Borough Observer: Layout of the fieldLayout of the field

Plans refused for developer to erect a 15 metre 5G mast at Alma Road and Frances Road junction, Windsor (21/03397/TLDTT).

Applicant CK Hutchinson Networks (UK) Ltd is back again with another application to install another 5G mast in Windsor as it continues with its telecoms rollout.

The Windsor and Eton Society objected to the scheme, fearing the pole and its surrounding cabinet will “constitute a visually incongruous and prominent feature in the area” and could visually impact the nearby Grade II listed King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and King Edward Statue.

Royal Borough planning officers agreed with the group and decided to refuse the application.

Royal Borough Observer: Royal Borough planning officers refused plans for another 5G mast in WindsorRoyal Borough planning officers refused plans for another 5G mast in Windsor

They stated: “The proposal, by virtue of its siting and appearance, would add visual clutter on this prominent corner site to the detriment of the street scene and would cause harm to the setting of the adjacent heritage assets, namely the grade II listed King Edward Hospital building and the King Edward statue.

“In addition, the proposal could result in harm to the adjacent trees and would not safeguard the visual amenity of the green corridor identified in the neighbourhood plan.”