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Planning Applications

The Planning Applications currently subject to review by the Committee are shown on the map.

Click the map marker to see the comments made by the committee and view details of the application.

SEE CURRENT APPLICATION LIST
With link to planning RBWM application

Letters written after May 2020 meeting

20/007198 Bexley Street – Single storey front extension: Single storey rear extension, 1 rear dormer with Juliet balcony and alterations to fenestration, following demolition of the existing rear storey element )
This was considered out of character with this Victorian Street, particularly through the addition of an external front porch and the widening of the front window opening.
Pending

20/0067937 Alma Road – Rear extension and conversion of building to create 5 flats (PA)
There was a similar application earlier this year to which we had objected and it was withdrawn. This is slightly amended but we expressed the same concerns about over development and impact on parking.
Pending

20/00663The Duke of York PH, 19 St Leonard’s Road – Mixed use development comprising of a convenience store (A1) and 6 residential flats above with associated access, refuse and cycle storage, parking servicing and landscaping
We expressed concern about the mass of the building, the parking and access and various amenity aspects.
Pending

Letters written after April 2020 meeting

20/0036634–  St Andrews Crescent – Hip to gable roof extension with 3 side dormers to provide additional habitable accommodation and a new side canopy
We considered the large box dormers to be excessive in size and to be visually unattractive in the road.
Pending

20/00464/5Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Castle Hill, WindsorRepaint window frames and façade
Given the position of this building and its heritage we had several concerns about this application and, in particular, the colour selected
Pending

19/03351Thames Hospicecare, Pine Lodge Hatch Lane, Windsor
Drawings have been amended. We requested sight of these amended drawings.
Pending

Letters written after March 2020 meeting

.There were no letters written in March

Letters written after January 2020 meeting

19/03353    2 – Adelaide Square Windsor – two storey side extension
We endorsed the view of the Conservation Officer that the symmetry of the building would be spoilt.
Withdrawn

19/03287/FULL – Ruddles Pool, Maidenhead Road, Windsor – part change of use of dwelling to a place of worship with new vehicular access and associated cycle parking
We wrote as before querying the impact on parking and the character of the waterfront.
Pending

19/03351 – Thames Hospicecare, Pine Lodge, Hatch Lane, Windsor – redevelopment to provide retirement housing of 50 dwellings
We do not object to redevelopment of the site but are concerned by the density, poor layout, dominance of car parking and lack of space for meaningful planting on the site. The application does not achieve a high-quality development as required by NPPF section 12
Pending

 Ye Harte and Garter Hotel
We are concerned about various changes at this hotel which is a listed building in a prominent position opposite the castle. Some changes are being carried out without planning permission. (See October letters)

 B  Updates to Planning Applications mentioned in previous newsletters

19/00916 FULL  – Windsor Physiotherapy, Essex Lodge, 69 Osborne Road Windsor SL43EQ – demolition of existing building and construction of a new building comprising 10 x two bedroom and 2 x one bedroom flats and associated parking alteration to existing access and new bin enclosure
We were concerned about loss of this heritage asset on this prominent site and the design and lack of landscaping of the proposed development which are not in character with the area.
Appeal Refused

 18/03181 – 207 St Leonards Road, Windsor – demolition of outbuildings, 2 storey extension and  conversion of resulting building to 4 x one bedroom dwelling
Concern about lack of parking and resulting vehicle movements on already busy, congested road – B3022
Still Pending

 18/03584/REM – 151-153 Clarence Road, WindsorReserved matters application (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to outline planning permission PA 17/02566/OUT (allowed on appeal) for demolition of 151-153 Clarence Road and construction of a 3 storey building with accommodation in the roof and associated car parking and landscaping [25 April – Amended design and scale. Floor plans, elevations and site plan have been amended]
These were amended plans and we were unhappy about the additional height           
Permitted

19/01513/FULL  – S G Autopoint 437-441 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DTconstruction of 50 bedroom hotel
We are still unhappy about the amount of traffic this would generate and the architecture of the proposed building
Refused

19/01714 – Site of Former 61-63 Dedworth Road, Windsor SL4 5AZ (Mahjacks site) – mixed use development with retail unit at ground floor and 13 apartments above, with access, car parking, servicing and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings (Part Retrospective)
Our objection was based on the poor standard of amenities in this proposed over development of the site.
Permitted

 19/01755/FULL  – Squires Garden Centre, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor – Erection of 37 dwellings etc
We raised objections on the basis of poor standard of amenities for occupants of some flats eg no outside space, rooms with no natural light. And lack of internal space.
Refused

 19/02359 – 6&7 Market Street, Windsor – consent to repaint shop front with internal alterations to the ground floor
We were happy with the original paint colour but did not feel the amended colour was suitable
Permitted

19/02416 – Windsor Dials, Arthur Road, Windsor SL4 1RS – alterations to the existing roof structures to create an additional office floor, creation of new entrance lobbies and core areas and refurbishment of the elevations and public realm to buildings 1 and 2 Windsor Dials
Our main concerns are the adverse impact of the size on neighbouring buildings and inadequate parking provision.
Permitted

 19/02497 – 32 Peascod Street, Windsor SL4 1EA – consent to paint shopfront window frames and wooden soffits including new advertisement.
We have written to Tesco asking if they would reappraise their façade designs in order to maintain some of the character of Peascod Street, quoting their shops in Winchester and Richmond as good examples.
Permitted

 19/02530 – The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, 10 – 11 Castle Hill, Windsor SL4 1PD – repainting of the window frames, exterior of the building and addition of 3 banners
This is a key listed building in a prominent position and we were concerned that some aspects of the proposal were inappropriate
Refused

 19/02628, 19/02630, 19/02631 – Harte And Garter Hotel, 31 High Street, Windsor SL4 1PQ – consents for single awning and gold lettering.
There were various concerns that the developments for this prominent listed building seem to lack cohesion.
Pending

 19/01393/FULL, 19/01364/LBC and 19/01394/ADV – Sel Et Sucre, 7 Church Street, Windsor SL4 1PE – repainting of existing building and shop front, new signage and addition of a step to main entrance. Replica warrant to be refurbished and relocated on front elevation
We were very unhappy about the altered position of the plaque which is a recognised feature of this building.
Permitted

 C Other Items of Interest:

 Quarterly Meeting
Members of the committee met with RBWM officers in December to discuss the following issues:
(1) Parks & Gardens maintenance, RBWM tree planting policy and upkeep of items in the Public Realm;

(2) RBWM policy on air conditioning units;
(3) Proliferation of Advertising A-Boards, tables and chairs on public footways;
(4) Update on the Cockpit and 34/35 Thames Street following a lack of progress;
(5) Article 4 Direction Area and heritage colour matters;
(6) Enforcement actions in relation to several listed buildings;
(7) Borough Wide Heritage Strategy;
(8) The Windsor “Local List”. This has been embedded in the WNP and “lives” on The W&ES website. It is anticipated that the List will be updated on a 6-monthly basis.

The Windsor Neighbourhood Plan

The WNP is currently undergoing examination. Once this is complete and any necessary adjustments made to ensure legal compliance, it is hoped a Referendum will follow at some point this year (date to be decided by the Borough). The WNP has taken longer than anyone anticipated due to a constantly changing emerging Borough Local Plan and associated documents, amongst other things. However, the WNP Committee has evidence that aspects of the emerging WNP are already being mentioned and considered in some Planning Applications and decisions.

Windsor Guildhall

The condition of this Grade 1 Listed building is of great concern to us and we are in discussion with officers about this, although it is very difficult to make any meaningful progress

Letters written after December 2019 meeting

.There were no letters written in December

Letters written after November 2019 meeting

19/02754 – 38 Frances Road, Windsor, SL4 3AH – Rear and side dormer to facilitate a loft conversion.  
Concern that changes would alter the roofscape and appearance of the road which is in a conservation area,
Pending

19/02682 – 59 Grove Road, Windsor, SL4 1HT – Installation of vehicular entrance date to the side elevation.
Concern expressed that there would be loss of general parking and access could be made through a back all and not affect on road parking.
Permitted 

Letters written after October 2019 meeting

19/02359 6 And 7 Market Street Windsor, SL4 1PB Consent to repaint shop front with internal alterations to the ground floor.
We were happy with the original paint colour but did not feel the amended colour was suitable.
Permitted

19/02416 Windsor Dials Arthur Road Windsor SL4 1RS Alterations to the existing roof structures to create an additional office floor, creation of new entrance lobbies and core areas and refurbishment of the elevations and public realm to buildings 1 and 2 Windsor Dials.
Our main concerns are the adverse impact of the size on neighbouring buildings and inadequate parking provision.
Pending – to panel

19/02497 32 Peascod Street Windsor SL4 1EA Consent to paint shopfront window frames and wooden soffits including new advertisement
We have written to Tesco asking if they would reappraise their façade designs in order to maintain some of the character of Peascod Street quoting their shops in Winchester and Richmond as good examples.
Pending

19/02530 The Edinburgh Woollen Mill 10 – 11 Castle Hill Windsor SL4 1PD Repainting of the window frames, exterior of the building and addition of 3no.banners.  
This is a key listed building in a prominent position and we were concerned that some aspects of the proposal were inappropriate
Pending

19/02628, 02630, 02631 Harte And Garter Hotel 31 High Street Windsor SL4 1PQ  Consents for single awning and gold lettering.
There were various concerns that the developments for this prominent, listed building seem to lack cohesion.
Pending

19/01393/FULL, 19/01364/LBC and 19/01394/ADV Sel Et Sucre 7 Church Street Windsor SL4 1PE  Repainting of existing building and shop front, new signage and addition of a step to main entrance. Replica warrant to be refurbished and relocated on front elevation.

We were very unhappy about the altered position of the plaque which is a recognised feature of this building.
Pending

Letters written after August meeting

19/01755/FULL –  Squires Garden Centre, Maidenhead Rd, Windsor
Erection of 37 dwellings etc.
WES Action: – We raised objections on basis of poor standard of amenities for occupants of some flats eg no outside space, rooms with no natural light. and lack of internal space.
Pending – amended in September – to Panel

19/01900/FULL and 19/01901/LBC  – Sir Christopher Wren Hotel
part 3 storey/part 2 storey rear extension etc following demolition of existing building.
WES Action: – We requested an on site meeting with the architects which enabled us to understand the plans and the vision more clearly.
Pending.

Other items

Trinity Wildlife Garden We sent comments on these plans but were disappointed not to have received notification of this proposal when it was first activated at the beginning of this year.
New Plans adopted

Letters written after July meeting

19/01513/FULL S G Autopoint 437 – 441 St Leonard’s Road Windsor SL4 3DT   
Construction of 50 bedroom hotel.
WES Action: – We are still unhappy about the amount of traffic this would generate and the architecture of the proposed building.
Pending – To Panel

19/01714 –  Site of Former 61 To 63 Dedworth Road Windsor SL4 5AZ (Mahjacks site)
Mixed use development with retail unit at ground floor and 13 x apartments above, with access, car parking, servicing and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings (Part Retrospective)
WES Action: – Our objection was based on the poor standard of amenities in this proposed over development of the site.
Pending – To Panel

19/0135323 Hatch Lane Windsor SL4 3QY
Single storey side extension (Retrospective).
WES Action: – We considered this proposal to be discordant within this area where it is also opposite a listed building.
Permitted

 Other items

18/01786   151 – 153 Vansittart Road Windsor 
Construction of 5 dwellings with associated parking following demolition of the existing dwellings.
WES Action: – This is a revised application for this site. There are only minor amendments. We wrote again expressing our concern at over development on the plot.
Refused in 2019 now Appeal refused

Letters written after June 2019 meeting

19/00848/LBC  – Nell Gwynn Restaurant, 6, Church Street, SL4 1PE
Consent to upgrade the existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, internal alterations to the first and second floor bathrooms, internal joinery repairs to floors and decorative mouldings, new slate hearths, replacement of the rear ground floor roof to include 2no. roof lights and the repair of the existing window to the kitchen.
WES Action: – We enquired about the progress of restoration of this building following partial collapse in late 2016.
Permission given and reply to our enquiry

19/01404/ADV – 32 Peascod Street Windsor SL4 1EA.
Consent to display 1 x internally illuminated projecting sign, 2 x non illuminated fascia signs with vinyl lettering, 1 x internally illuminated fascia sign, 1 x non illuminated wall mounted sign and frosting to window
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WES Action: – Signage inappropriate in front of a Grade 2 listed property and in its location.
Pending 2019

Letters written after May 2019 meeting

19/01183/FULL –  and 19/01184/LBC – Mercure Castle Hotel
Construction of third floor to provide an additional 30 guest bedrooms with associated passenger lift.

WES Action: – As we had done in a previous application for this site we requested a ‘green wall’ for the side of the building backing on to Bachelors Acre
Permitted

19/01025/FULL –  114 – 116 St Leonards Road, Windsor    
Proposed barrel roof with 3no. dormers to provide additional 1no. flat following demolition of plant room.
WES Action: – This was a revised application and we were still unhappy that the additional floor and its unusual design were inappropriate in this setting.
Pending

19/01165/FULL – Thames Court 1 Victoria Street Windsor SL4 1HB
Consent to erect non-illuminated hoarding along the Northern and part of the Eastern elevations of the site and for an internally illuminated crane lightbox .
WES Action: – We consider an illuminated light box to be inappropriate in a Conservation Area and detrimental to the character and amenity of the wider area.
Pending

18/03584/REM – 151-153 Clarence Road, Windsor  
Reserved matters application (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to outline planning permission 17/02566/OUT (allowed on appeal) for demolition of 151-153 Clarence Road and construction of 3 storey building with accommodation in the roof and associated car parking and landscaping [25 April – Amended design and scale. Floor plans, elevations and site plan have been amended]
WES Action: – These were amended plans and we were unhappy about the additional height
Permitted

19/00872/FULL  –  Tapas Revolution, 18, Thames Street, SL4 1PL
Painting of shopfront and alterations to existing awning. 
Retrospective.
19/00873/LBC  –  Consent to retain the internal alterations for the WC and bar area, painted shopfront and alterations to the awning. 
Retrospective
WES Action: – This is a Grade 2 listed building. Alterations have already been carried out without permission and we requested that the building be reinstated.
Withdrawn

19/01068/LBC. –  Enzo’s,  83 – 84, Peascod Street, Windsor SL4 1DH
Consent to install new fascia lettering following removal of existing fascia sign, re-paint shopfront including first floor window frames
WES Action: – We were happy about the new colours and fascia treatment but had concerns about some of the documentation.
Pending

19/01059/FULL –  Wagamama, High Street, Windsor
Change of use to provide external seating area and associated display of windbreak advertisements.    and
19/01060/ADV Consent to display non-illuminated windbreak/banner adverts
WES Action: – This is proposed within the entrance to Royal Windsor Station and we expressed concerns for several reasons.
Refused

Letters written after April 2019 meeting
19/00683/LBC  – Avanti 98 Peascod Street Windsor SL4 1DH 
Consent to retain alterations to shop front, further works to re-paint shop front and new signage.
WES Action: – We were very unhappy about several aspects of the alterations to this Grade II listed building which was formerly Wellington Public House. Demolition of parts of the façade without Listed Building Consent caused particular concern.
Refused

19/00916/FULL – Windsor Physiotherapy, Essex Lodge, 69 Osborne Road Windsor SL43EQ  
Demolition of existing building and construction of a new building comprising 10 x two bedroom and 2 x one bedroom flats and associated parking alteration to existing access and new bin enclosure.
WES Action: – Concern about loss of this heritage asset on this prominent site and the design and lack of landscaping of the proposed development which are not in character with the area.
Refused –
Gone to appeal 19/60099 – letter sent to inspector

19/00842/LBC – 35, Park Street, Windsor.
Consent for the partial removal of chimney breast at ground floor level and removal of existing cupboards to accommodate new kitchen units. This is a listed building in an important street in a conservation area. 

WES Action: – We were very concerned about the proposals and the seeming lack of proper process.
Withdrawn

19/00991/FULL – 56 – 57 Sir Christopher Wren Hotel, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1QW
Change of Use from Class A3 to function/conference room to be operated in conjunction with existing hotel facilities.
Our concerns were exactly as mentioned for the March application 19/00210
Pending

19/00906/FULL – Ruddles Pool, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5TW
Part change of use of dwelling (C3) to a place of worship (D1) with new vehicular access and associated car parking.
WES Action: – We did not feel that this site, in the green belt and on the banks of the river, was an appropriate site for the proposed development and we were also concerned about parking issues.
Pending

Letters written after November 2018 meeting

18/03118 – 207 St Leonard’s Rd. Windsor SL4 3DU
Demolition of outbuildings, 2 storey extension and conversion of resulting building to 4 x one bedroom dwellings. 

WES Action: – Concern about lack of parking and resulting vehicle movements on already busy, congested road. B3022
Pending

 

Heritage And Environment Committee

  • Chris Aitken
  • Jane Carter
  • John Edwards
  • David Eglise
  • Susie Garnier
  • Alison Logan
  • Andrew Melville
  • Susy Shearer
  • Jane Simpson
  • Anne Taylor (Chair of H&E Committee)