Shoppenhangers Manor housing plans due before council tonight

Shoppenhangers Manor housing plans due before council tonight

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Nicola Hine

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Shoppenhangers Manor housing plans due before council tonight

Plans to build a housing estate on the former Shoppenhangers Manor site are recommended for refusal at a Maidenhead Development Control Panel meeting tonight.

The application to put up to 56 houses next to the Holiday Inn in Manor Lane was submitted to the Royal Borough by hotel owners HI (Maidenhead) Ltd.

It was met with opposition from residents of the road, which contains 19 homes, who said almost quadrupling the number of houses would change it beyond recognition and cause traffic chaos.

The historic Shoppenhangers Manor had stood on the site since 1915 but was pulled down in 2007.

A public exhibition of the plans was held at The Holiday Inn in February.

The panel is recommended to turn down the application for a number of reasons including the detrimental impact on the character of the area.

An outline application to build a six-storey 116 bedroom hotel in Bridge Avenue is also set for discussion.

The proposal, which would require the demolition of four self-contained office buildings, aims to renew the outline planning permission previously granted for the hotel in 2009.

The panel is recommended to approve the hotel subject to certain conditions, including securing section 106 developer contributions, being met.

Other applications due to be considered include new plans to build houses within the Furze Platt Triangle Conservation Area in Linden Avenue.

The meeting is set to take place at Maidenhead Town Hall.

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