Developer granted permission to build homes on brownfield site

Developer granted permission to build homes on brownfield site

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Nicola Hine

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Developer granted permission to build homes on brownfield site
A developer has been granted permission to build a new housing estate on the former Taylowe site in Maidenhead

A 'much-needed' supply of homes will be built on brownfield land after councillors gave plans for a new housing estate the nod.

Ashill Developments is set to build 116 homes including 95 houses and 21 flats on the former Taylowe site between St Peters Road and Malvern Road in Maidenhead.

But the scheme has not proved entirely popular and at least a dozen residents living nearby have penned letters against aspects of it.

The plans were approved at a Maidenhead development control panel meeting on Wednesday last week.

"This place was derelict for a number of years. There was a lack of commercial interest," Furze Platt ward councillor Hari Sharma said.

"I think it's going to bring a much-needed supply of homes into my ward."

The main concerns expressed in the letters to the council included the potential increase in traffic and loss of privacy for existing houses.

Residents have also pointed out a number of accidents have occured in recent years on the bend in Malvern Road where the new access for the estate is planned to be.

Of the homes proposed for the site, 32 are set to be affordable housing. Work could begin on site in the spring.

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