12:20PM, Wednesday 04 July 2012
A major development plan that could transform a corner of Windsor's prized conservation area will soon be considered by councillors.
The plan would see eight three-storey town houses built on the site of the Windsor Ex-Services Club in St Leonard's Road.
The club shut its doors last month. But the new plan submitted by Virginia Water based company SG Investments includes the promise of a smart new club on the site to replace the old one, which was built in 1918 and had become increasingly dilapidated.
The old club's function room was also used by organisations like Windsor Fringe Festival to stage plays.
It is situated on a sprawling site opposite the Firestation Arts Centre on the edge of St Leonard's Road's main shopping area. Planning councillors will consider the application later this summer.
No artist's impression of what the proposed houses will look like is available yet but the site is in the conservation area and councillors will want to look carefully at the design of the proposed development.
Meanwhile members of the ex-Services Club are socialising at the nearby club in Alma Road.
Ex-Services Club chairman George Kermack (above) said: "We will have to wait and see what happens now. We are waiting for the moment when the old club comes down and we see the new one go up."
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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.