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Refusal recommended for Mitre pub plan due to flooding risk

Refusal recommended for Mitre pub plan due to flooding risk

Francis Batt

Refusal recommended for Mitre pub plan due to flooding risk
Officers fear new homes on the Mitre site would lead to flooding

Plans to build a pair of semi-detached houses on the site of a closed Windsor pub seem likely to be rejected by councillors.

The application to demolish the old Mitre pub in Oxford Road and put the new homes in its place is due to come before councillors on the Royal Borough's urban development control panel on Wednesday, January 30.

It has been made by Mitre Development Project Ltd, a private company registered in 2011.

The Royal Borough's planning officers are recommending that councillors say 'no'.

They have no objection to the loss of the pub itself - accepting that there are three others within 200 metres - or to the design of the proposed new homes.

But the building is in the middle of a high-risk flood zone and officers believe the homes would increase the risk of flooding in the surrounding area.

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