Town centre and high street flats feature in this week’s roundup of planning applications and decisions at Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

You can view each one by going to the relevant council’s planning website and searching for the application number provided.

Slough: Langley high street flats (P/16349/001)

Planning permission for three flats that have already been built on Langley High Street has been refused by Slough Borough Council.

The ground floor of 94 High Street was converted from a shop into three flats in 2023 – apparently without planning permission.

The owner then applied for retrospective planning permission on April 15 this year. But the council refused to grant planning permission in a decision made on Thursday July 4. The reason for the refusal was not available on Slough Borough Council’s planning portal at the time of press.

What the new flats and shop on Slough High Street could look likeWhat the new flats and shop on Slough High Street could look like

Slough: high street flats (P/03079/024)

The construction of new flats on Slough High Street has taken a step forward after new details were approved by the council.

The developer Slough 2 Property already has permission to build 46 new flats above two shops on 190-192 High Street, including with a new roof extension.

The plans attracted some controversy as none of the flats would be provided as ‘affordable homes.’ However councillors had to approve them as developers had submitted an assessment saying this would make the development ‘unviable.’

The planning permission came with several conditions, and the council has to sign off on each of them to confirm they have been met. It approved the materials to be used on Thursday July 3.

Slough: house extension (Y/20519/000)

A homeowner must apply for full planning permission for an extension on their house, Slough Borough Council has told them.

The owner of the house on Francis Way wants to build a rear extension six metres long. They applied to the council to confirm they had ‘prior approval’ for this under permitted development rights.

This allows homeowners to make improvements without the need for planning permission. But Slough Borough Council ruled that the extension isn’t covered by these rights – and so the owner will have to submit a full application for planning permission.

RBWM: Sheet Street flat (24/01194/CLAMA)

A five storey office building in Windsor town centre can be converted into a house, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has agreed.

Developers applied for confirmation that they are allowed under planning law to change 6 Sheet Street from an office building to a house. The building has five storeys including a basement and loft conversion. Council planning officers confirmed this is allowed on Wednesday July 3.