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Council refuses 11-home plan behind BP again

Council refuses 11-home plan behind BP again

Francis Batt

Council refuses 11-home plan behind BP again

A plan to build 11 houses behind Old Windsor's BP service station has been thrown out again by councillors.

The scheme by Geoffrey Douglas to build the homes behind the petrol station and Marks and Spencer shop in Straight Road was first turned down by Royal Borough councillors a year ago.

It was turned down at a meeting in Maidenhead's Town Hall last night because it did not include an escape route in the event of flooding.

An amended plan presented to councillors last night - also for four pairs of semi-detached and a group of three terraced houses - included raised walkways round the estate, a raising of a section of Straight Road, plus a gap in a hedge that would allow people to escape a flood across a neighbouring site.

But councillors were doubtful as to whether this would work and said no again.

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