Plans to build new flats on top of an abandoned pub in Slough town centre have been rejected by Slough Borough Council.

Developers had outlined plans to build an additional three-storeys on top of the closed down Pied House pub.

This space would have been used to construct a total of eight new flats.

Of these new flats, developers had planned to four one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom apartments.

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Planning officers blocked the scheme however, believing the construction would be overbearing to the neighbouring Skyline Apartments building as well as the new flats being below the national and local standard space.

The pub itself is set to be refurbished and subsequently reopened.

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Council officers approved plans last month for the refurbishment and subsequent opening of a new business on the site which was severely flooded over 20 years ago.

Following the flooding, the then owners abandoned the site with all vestiges of the use – physical and equipment – removed from the site.

A takeaway service is also set to be offered at the refurbished former pub.

No specific details about the branding or cuisine of the new eatery have yet been released.