05:07AM, Thursday 08 August 2013
Formal plans to convert a former nursery in Lincoln Road into a Hindu cultural centre have been submitted to the Royal Borough.
The Hindu Society of Maidenhead (HSM) has put in an application to turn 29 Lincoln Road, which used to be home to the Agnes Hayward Nursery, into a Hindu temple for its members.
Under the proposals, the nursery would be demolished and a multi-purpose facility featuring an upstairs hall for prayers and worship and a ground floor area for yoga, teaching, lunches and activities would be built.
A covering letter from the HSM said the plans address residents concerns about issues including parking and noise.
The society is yet to buy the land, and members have so far pledged about £80,000 of the £110,000 it needs to purchase the site.
In February, the group was successful in getting the council-owned site listed as an asset of community value under the 'right to bid' scheme, giving it time to prepare a bid for the land.
Consultations will continue until Thursday, August 29, while the plans look set to go before a development control panel.
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