IT’S that time of the week again where we reveal the five most interesting planning applications determined or submitted to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as well as Slough Borough Council.

This week’s edition includes a rejected planning application for a new house making a comeback, a new care home and a ‘granny house’ to be converted to a residential home.

Amended plans submitted to erect a new house next to 21 Greenways Drive, Sunningdale (20/00691/FULL)

A big plot of land which is 3076 sqm could see a new four-bedroom home constructed on it where the existing house next to the site could see a new neighbour in the future.

The application was previously refused on the grounds of the impact of the surrounding area, disregard of tree protection and restricted vehicular access.

One resident, who objected the plans, said: “The proposed new property at No 24 will visually impact the character of Greenways Drive.

“All existing residences are built in medium to large plots with generous green spacing between. This new dwelling would be a significant over-development of the site with dramatically smaller green space.”

The proposal site is located at the far end of a well landscaped cul-de-sac on the south side of Greenways Drive within the developed area of Sunningdale.

The site layout drawings have positioned the new house well clear of the two protected oak trees in the rear garden, but two small silver birch trees which the applicants says “have no amenity value” will have to be removed.

The drawings also amended the designs of the canopy and roof to match the Georgian look of the existing house.

Further amendments include: Removal of crown roof, reduction in overall depth of the house, reduce height to reflect that of No.21 and reduce width of the garage.

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An ancillary building to be converted into a separated two-bedroom house at Willow Court, Oakly Green Road, Oakly Green, Windsor (20/00326/FULL)

Planning permission was given the applicants to change the residential annexe, sometimes referred as a ‘granny annexe’ for relatives to live with their families but maintain their independence, into a residential home with parking, cycle and bin storage.

Although it is located on a green belt site with a tree protection order on a large willow tree located a few metres back, the applicant said no physical change will come to the building.

Only the purpose of the building will change and, therefore, will not have a direct impact on the surrounding area

The application site is in the Bray parish area and includes an existing area of hard standing to the front of the outbuilding and an area of garden, that currently forms part of the residential curtilage of Willow Court.

The house will provide a kitchen, lounge, dining area, cloak room, bathroom and two double bedrooms with a private garden and amenity space and associated parking within the existing substantial parking area, to the front of Willow Court.

The new fence to the west of the home will replace the existing fence and gate and be 1.5m high close boarded timber fencing with a suitable hedge kept at the same height. It will include a replacement pedestrian gate in the same materials.

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A new residential care home to be established at 18 Sussex Place, Slough (P/01834/006)

A house in multiply occupancy has been approved to be converted into a care home for nine people who need 24/7 care and support.

This move follows several discussions with Slough Borough Council’s adult social care team on the high demand for supported housing accommodation and it was determined this site is appropriate for this 24-hour care.

The nine large en-suite letting rooms will be allocated to people nominated by local authorities and each tenant will receive a care and support package so patients can live independently with support.

Each resident will have an assured shorthold tenancy agreement.

The cycle and four-space car park will be retained.

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Change an existing cottage into an independent residential unit at Oak Tree Farm, Twyford Road, Binfield (20/00727/FULL)

Plans have been submitted to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council for the cottage to be converted for residential use with a private garden, parking area and garage.

The old garage that’s already erected to the east of the cottage will be demolished to make way for a new one.

There are no proposed changes or works on the cottage itself and the plans won’t impact the metropolitan greenbelt site it sits on.

The proposed garage will also not impact the surrounding area as the applicant says it will have a ‘net benefit’ to the area and is unlikely to have a material impact on the character of the countryside.

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Construction of a first-floor rear extension and renovation of an existing bakery on Blackthorne Road, Poyle, Slough (P/10305/005)

The Montanna Bakery – which was established in 1990 – has submitted plans to extend and renovate the facility to allow more efficient production.

The client leases two sites from their landlord – one north and another south of the road – where if the plans are approved, this extension will reduce the number of vehicle movements between the two sites by increasing the chiller space.

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The works will renovate 546sqm of the ground floor and 152sqm of the first floor. The extension of 307sqm will be built at first floor level and cantilever over the existing roadway.

There are two loading bays for HGVs however no parking spaces. There are 20 car parking spaces on the application site.

Blackthorne Road has a number of commercial or industrial centres, including a series of distribution centres serving Heathrow Airport.

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