Residents set to see red with rush of pre-Christmas planning applications

A slew of applications were submitted in the run up to Christmas that look set to see residents reaching for pen and paper.

Resident views from Poyle New Cottages currently look out onto open farmland

Resident views from Poyle New Cottages currently look out onto open farmland

The pressure on land in Colnbrook does not seem to be abating.  Four planning applications were submitted in the run-up to Christmas that are likely to get a poor reception from residents – either because they represent an intensification of current use, or because they block views.

In Layburn Crescent there is a further attempt to develop some of the open green spaces.  An application (P/02453/004) has been submitted to turn a patch of land 287.4 SQM into a driveway and garden.  The application, relating to land adjacent to 9 Layburn Crescent follows a dispute over tree felling at the start of the year.  In pre-application advice the Council has said it would be unlikely to support further building on the site as the property has already been previously extended to its maximum permitted.  However, parking for 2 cars would be allowed – and a 6′ fence all the way around.

The extended garden at 9 Layburn Crescent

The extended garden at 9 Layburn Crescent

Over in Myrtle Close tensions created last year over an extension considered by some residents to be out of proportion are set to be rekindled.  This time the proposal is for a further extension in order to create a ‘large house of multiple occupancy’ at number 8.  The owner wants to follow a single story extension, approved in March 2015, with a further extension to increase the number of lettable rooms from 6 to 7.

The proposed large house of multiple occupation for 8 Myrtle Crescent

The proposed large house of multiple occupation for 8 Myrtle Close

At Poyle New Cottages, off the Old Bath Road, an application (P/09924/010) has been submitted to build a new agricultural barn on a former landfill site used for grazing.  The building would house farm machinery and provide storage for hay produced from the 17.5 acre site.  Access to the new building would be via the Poyle Channel Bridge.  The building itself would sit directly south of Poyle New Cottages

The proposed barn behind Poyle New Cottages

The proposed barn behind Poyle New Cottages

In Tweed Road an application (Y/13209/002) for ‘Permitted Development with Consultation’ has been submitted for a large single storey rear extension at number 70.  The plans, submitted on the 16th December, would extend beyond the rear wall of the original building by 6 metres.

An extension beyond permitted development proposed at 70 Tweed Road

An extension beyond permitted development proposed at 70 Tweed Road

Plans for all the applications can be viewed on the Slough Borough Council planning website.

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