04:05AM, Wednesday 30 July 2014
A plan to renovate a tower block in Maidenhead High Street which has been vacant for 15 years will be discussed by the development control panel.
Cresset Towers is a five storey building that could be converted and partly demolished to construct 11 one-bed and two-bed apartments and a ground floor retail unit.
Members of the Maidenhead Civic Society have welcomed the potential changes to the disused building.
Permission was granted in September for the building to be renovated into 10 flats but a new application was submitted for an extra apartment.
Also set to be discussed by the panel tonight is a proposal to build a detached three-bed house in Summerleaze Road in Maidenhead on a plot of land that has a high risk of flooding.
Planning permission for different developments on this land has been refused four times in the last 27 years.
However, Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside) has requested that the panel reassess the situation because the house would have integrated adaptations to allow a family to give round-the-clock care to their severely physically impaired child.
An application to build a block of nine one-bed flats in Boyn Hill Road is also on the agenda.
Permission was refused in January because the project was considered to be too dominant in the street, out of character with the area, and lacking in parking space.
The report suggests that the new design is of ‘high quality’, would ensure protection of important trees, and parking provision would meet council standards.
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