05:37AM, Thursday 19 September 2013
Proposals to convert the former site of the Agnes Hayward Nursery into a Hindu temple and community centre will be considered at Maidenhead development control panel on Wednesday.
An application from the Hindu Society of Maidenhead requested permission to demolish the existing buildings at 29 Lincoln Road in Pinkneys Green and build a two-story Hindu Temple and Community Centre in their place.
The Royal Borough received 25 letters of objection from residents expressing their concerns about the temple's size, noise pollution and parking facilities
The authority's planning department has determined that there should be no objection in principle to the proposal, but it has recommended the panel refuse the application because of a lack of parking facilities.
Members of the panel will also decide whether to approve a potential development of 57 sheltered apartments in Bridge Avenue.
Aeos Projects LLP has applied to demolish four existing buildings and replace them with a six-floor building containing one and two-bedroomed homes.
A separate outline application from the company to build a four-storey office block on the same land was approved by councillors in July, subject to conditions.
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