11:18AM, Wednesday 08 June 2016
Plans to transform a former Indian restaurant into 10 flats are due to go before the Royal Borough tonight (Wednesday).
The proposal for Diwa, in Norfolk Road, Maidenhead, which was recommended for refusal, was a resubmission of a previous scheme also rejected by the council and which is currently going through an appeals process.
In a report prepared ahead of the meeting, officers said the new designs included ‘only minor changes’ which were not felt to address the original reasons for rejection, which focused on the impact the development would have on ‘the character and appearance of the surrounding area’.
The revised application is also not thought to have given enough thought to the potential for increased risk of flooding as a result of the build.
However, it was acknowledged that the construction of three one-bed flats and seven two-bed flats would be a much needed contribution to housing stock in the town and it would not ‘harm the living conditions of any neighbours’.
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