11:40AM, Wednesday 05 June 2013
A Grade II listed building in Windsor ripped apart by fire could be restored to its former glory after plans have been submitted to the council.
Owner Alan Bussey of Winkfield Lane has applied reinstate the four-storey Park Street town house torn down on the evening of May 7.
He wants permission to restore the existing building using the previous consented scheme as the starting point for the design.
The proposal includes reinstatement of windows, shutters, brick facades, roof, street railings and internal staircase and building of a rear extension.
All that remains of the 19th century Georgian home estimated to be worth £2million is part of the front and rear facades and the two walls with the rest destroyed.
Justyn Turnball from CSK Architects said in a design and access statement the property stands in a 'state of dereliction' and his client wants to use it as a family home.
The project includes reinstating the street elevation using original survey drawings and adjoining building details as reference.
Prior to the blaze planning consent had been given for a range of planning applications inside and outside of the townhouse.
Fire investigators have yet to reveal what the cause of the fire was and are carrying out a probe into it.
Royal Borough planners will make a decision by July 29.
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