PLANS to add more flats at a 42-bed apartment block have been refused is just one of many planning decisions or applications submitted to local authorities in Slough, Windsor, or Maidenhead this week.

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

Plans to build more flats at an apartment block have been turned down at Victoria Court, Victoria Road, Slough (Y/05383/003).

Slough Observer: Elevations of Victoria CourtElevations of Victoria Court

A developer had their amended plans to build a two-storey pitched roof extension to create 12 flats was refused by planning officers.

Previously, officers refused a similar scheme but for 28 apartments over concerns residents could park their cars on street, creating obstructions.

But the developers have gone back to the drawing board by reducing the number of apartments. They also said officers shouldn’t consider car parking standards and treat this proposal in the same way as a planning application as it is asking for prior approval.

The site already has 42 one-bedroom flats, all of which have one car parking space each as well as unrestricted on-street parking on Victoria Road and Eastbridge.

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However, the original application was approved to have 67 car parking spaces. The developer said they were willing for a condition to be added to that the flats cannot be occupied until the remaining 25 spaces have been constructed and available.

Despite this plea, planning officers turned down the application.

Planners have been given the go-ahead to refurbish and covert an Eton building into a flat at London College of Style, 88B High Street, Eton, Windsor (21/03345/LBC).

Slough Observer: 88B High Street, Eton88B High Street, Eton

Officers gave permission to a developer to convert this mid-80s office space into a one-bedroom residential property in order to give it a “new lease of life”.

The plan involves completely refurbishing the property to provide a long-term, viable, economic use of the building. Works will include new replacement external timber doors throughout.

Only one car parking space is proposed. The landscaping proposal is minimal, involving some minor re-paving works to the car parking area and provision of a bin store.

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A warehouse is set to be used as storage and distribution at Modulus House, Blackthorne Road, Poyle, Slough (P/19509/000).

Slough Observer: Modulus House in PoyleModulus House in Poyle

The self-contained detached warehouse forms part of a well-established Poyle Industrial Area which includes numerous high-profile distribution companies such as DHL, UPS, HCH, and Davies Turner.

It has been used as general industrial but has since become vacant despite active marketing of the unit.

Developers now want to change the warehouse to be used as storage and distribution to “appeal to a greater number of potential occupiers and will have a better chance of being let”.

The proposals do not include any external alterations. Planning officers gave the change of use approval.