A slew of applications were submitted in the run up to Christmas that look set to see residents reaching for pen and paper in Layburn Crescent, Myrtle Close, Tweed Road, and Poyle New Cottages.
Colnhenge developers Maclaren got through the first hurdle of their revamped Heathrow Gateway proposal unscathed a fortnight ago. Despite misgivings councillors chose to waive their statutory right to comment and leave the decision to Slough Borough Council.
Negotiations between house builder Mclaren and Slough Borough Council have revealed that air quality at Brands Hill is expected to exceed targets for another six years.
Good news. Construction could start again soon at Colnhenge, the locally-infamous “Heathrow Gateway” development on the former Rogan’s Garage site that has remained an eye sore for five years.
The former head office site of collapsed construction firm McArdle has gone up for sale, marketed as having potential for commercial or residential development, sparking concerns.
The Colnbrook Community Association, which was alerted to illegal works at the closed Red Lion pub and in turn alerted Slough Borough Council, has been advised that the pub will has been lost for good.
Pickles again. The Communities Secretary seems to be linked to most local news items these days. Hot on the footsteps of his plan to relax double yellow line restrictions, he’s now announced you’ll be able to rent your driveway to Heathrow passengers keen to avoid exorbitant parking fees. But he may be too late … Colnbrook residents are doing it already.
The former car sales and car wash facility opposite the old Station House in Poyle is being offered for sale for residential development.
Changes to planning rules continue to fall under the spotlight as Communities secretary Eric Pickles has made a u-turn over easier home extensions while making it easier to open “pop-up restaurants and cafes”.
A change of use application lodged to convert an empty shop in Brands Hill to a pizza parlour looks set to reignite the debate about the “imbalance” of fast foot outlets in the village.