01:50AM, Friday 11 November 2011
The final showdown between opponents of a massive office plan and the developer behind it will be played out in the High Court this month.
The saga over the plan to build 25,000 sq m of offices on the site of the old Rank Hovis MacDougall building in Alma Road, Windsor, has split the town.
Business leaders say it is 'vital for the economic vibrancy of the town' but residents say it would be more suitable for Slough Trading Estate.
Raewyn Porteous, who lives near the site, said: “I don’t think anyone wants to stop business coming into the town. But we must recognise the impact on residents.”
Royal Borough planning councillors turned the plan down the plan from developers St Congar because it was too big.
But a Government inspector allowed the offices on appeal.
A judicial review of the planning inspector’s decision will be heard on Monday, November 21.
See this week's Windsor Express for more on this story.
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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.