A Grade II-listed pub, coach house and barn will be converted into three four-bedroom homes after councillors gave plans the green light last night.
The Seven Stars pub in Bath Road, Knowl Hill, ceased trading earlier this year. Development proposals for the building, which is said to be haunted, were discussed by Maidenhead development control panel.
"It saddens me greatly that this 400-year-old pub has got to go," said Cllr Maureen Hunt (Con, Hurley and Walthams).
But she referred to a report on the application stating there are another 17 pubs within a 2.2-mile radius of the site, adding: "You can see the problem here."
The application includes plans to demolish the link between the pub and the coach house, and provide new parking and a landscaped area at the front of the site.
Listed Building Consent for the site was also granted at the meeting at Maidenhead Town Hall.
The following applications were also discussed at the meeting:
- Plans to construct a four-bedroom house on land at High Trees in Altwood Close were refused
- Plans to change the design of eight of the 66 homes set to be built at the former East Berkshire College site in Boyn Hill Avenue to provide additional bedroom spaces above the garages were approved
- Plans by Copas Farms to build new sports pitches on land at Lower Mount Farm in Cookham were approved
See next week's Advertiser for a full report.
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