12:51PM, Wednesday 13 November 2013
Royal Borough planning councillors threw out an application by Berkeley Homes to flatten Essex Lodge and put a block of 14 apartments on the site when they met in September - the second time they had blocked plans to demolish the Edwardian house on the corner of Osborne Road and Bolton Avenue.
Supporters of the building see it as playing a key role in the traditional feel of the area.
But now Berkeley Homes have lodged an appeal against the council's decision, which means a government inspector will have the final say after a hearing which is set to take place on January 21.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.