Kings Triangle developer given more time to improve plans

Kings Triangle developer given more time to improve plans

Nicola Hine

Kings Triangle developer given more time to improve plans
A decision on the Kings Triangle plans for Maidenhead has been deferred again

More time will be given to the developer behind the Kings Triangle project to make improvements to its plans, the Royal Borough has announced.

A decision on an outline application for the £152million scheme was set to be made by Maidenhead development control panel next month.

The panel was originally supposed to make it in December but opted to defer the plans in the hope that concerns it had with them could be resolved.

Today the council said 'sound progress' was being made in its discussions with ING Red UK (Maidenhead) Ltd. 

Because of this it has agreed to allow the developer more time to work on the project.

Exactly how much time it will be given is not yet known.

Development control panel chairman Derek Wilson said: "These issues are quite demanding but ING are making considerable efforts to find solutions and it would seem advantageous to give them more time.

"This will mean that, when the application is considered again, we will have more information on which to base our decision."

Concerns raised at the previous panel meeting about the scheme included insufficient parking provisions and the fact it is not viable in its current form.

If plans are approved the area between King Street, Queen Street and Broadway would be redeveloped to include retail, cafe and restaurant units, housing and office space.

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