03:20PM, Friday 29 May 2015
A disagreement between tree officers led to an application at the latest Windsor urban development control panel being deferred for a site visit.
A new building in Barry Avenue in Windsor would provide six flats and would replace a vacant three-storey building.
Councillors were concerned about the council’s tree officer concluding there was a possibility the proposed building would come within the Root Protection Area of mature trees which could lead to ‘extensive root severance’. But tree officers hired by the developers disagreed.
“This is not an easy decision,” said Cllr Jesse Grey (Con, Datchet).
“A site visit may give us a little bit of breathing space and give us a chance to have a look.”
The redevelopment of Clarence Hotel in Clarence Road was also subject of an application
The proposal included converting the hotel into housing. Justyn Turnbull, from CSK Architects said competition from surrounding hotels had ‘rogued’ Clarence Hotel.
Councillors agreed to the officers' recommendations to grant planning permission subject to no objection from the conservation officer.
The final item on the agenda was to give final approval for a conversion, extension and refurbishment of The Sandles and demolition of Rose Cottage in The Gables, Eton Wick, which the panel agreed to.
The meeting took place on Wednesday, May 27 at Windsor Guildhall in High Street.
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