Borough planning panel members went against the views of their chairman and officers to approve a housing development in Eton Wick.
Latimer Developments were given the green light last night to build 10 homes in 41-47 Eton Wick Road and on land between 31-33 Victoria Road.
The developer had a similar proposal refused in July, but the Royal Borough's Windsor urban development control panel gave a revised plan its backing at the Guildhall.
Council planning officers had recommended refusal as they said it would place additional people at risk of flooding and the 'community benefits did not override the risk'.
Approving the plan Cllr Jesse Grey (Con, Datchet) said he had no flooding concerns as there would be long enough time to evacuate families.
He said: "It is not going to be a tsunami situation and we are not going to wake up and have four inches of water around us."
The developer will build one three-bed detached house, eight terraced houses in two blocks and turn an office into a house at 43 Eton Wick Road.
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