MAIDENHEAD offices near the town centre are set to be converted into 40 flats - this is just one of the many planning applications submitted or determined by Slough Borough Council or the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

To view more details for each application, go to the respective council’s planning portal with the reference number attached.

Planning given approval for offices to be converted into 40 new flats at InVentiv Health, Thames House, 17 Marlow Road, Maidenhead (21/02171/CLASSO).

Despite objections raised to these plans, developers are now allowed to convert Thames House into 19 one-bed and two-bedroom apartments, as well as one studio flat.

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Aberdeen Standard Investments, the applicants, have not revealed too many details but say the flats each apartment is designed to meet or exceed national space standards and a number of dwellings are also provided with additional home office space.

The lower ground-floor and basement car parking will be maintained and the provision of cycle parking within a secured area at basement level for at least one bicycle per flat.

Slough Observer: InVentiv Health, Thames House, 17 Marlow Road, Maidenhead (21/02171/CLASSO).InVentiv Health, Thames House, 17 Marlow Road, Maidenhead (21/02171/CLASSO). (Image: Google Maps)

Private outdoor amenity space is provided within the existing roof terrace area at first floor accessible to all residents

The developer’s state: “We believe this proposal represents a rare opportunity to repurpose obsolete office space and provide high-quality urban living.”

Grade listed pub applied to renovate its mechanical ventilation system in its kitchen at 312 High Street, Slough (P/04730/012).

The Rose and Crown pub has submitted plans to place its existing mechanical ventilation system with a brand new one at the same location in order to improve its kitchen’s conditions.

The system is located to the rear of the property.

Slough Observer: 312 High Street, Slough (P/04730/012).312 High Street, Slough (P/04730/012).

Developers say they will be “respectful” to the grade II listed building while preserving its appearance from the street scene and inside, only alternations in the rear property which are not created from historic fabric.

If approved, the new system will not only improve the kitchen’s conditions but also increase the quality of the service offered to the local community.

Pub owners will erect a temporary marquee at The George on the Green, Holyport Road, Holyport, Maidenhead (21/02149/FULL).

The applicants wanted to erect a marquee in the patio area of the pub, which is a grade II listed building, covering its entire area to provide additional trading space to the small indoor trading space impacted by the need for social distancing as a result of Covid-19.

The marquee will be used between September 1, 2021, to February 29, 2022.

Slough Observer: The George on the Green, Holyport Road, Holyport, Maidenhead (21/02149/FULL).The George on the Green, Holyport Road, Holyport, Maidenhead (21/02149/FULL). (Image: Google Maps)

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In a planning statement, the pub owners say this will utilising ‘dead space’ and provide more space for customers to socially distance as a result of Covid-19 as well as keeping the business afloat during the winter months.

Royal Borough planning officers decided to give plans the go-ahead.