Windsor and Maidenhead

Planning permission granted for a contemporary office block – Windsor

Planning permission granted for a contemporary re-cladding of one of the office blocks within the Vansittart estate including the change of use from B1(c) to B1(a), first floor extension and alteration to the North and West elevations. The Council agreed that there would be no demonstrable harm to the character of the area, residential amenity, the highway network or to flood risk and permission granted with no objections raised.

Windsor Business Centre

Letter of Objection – Ascot. Refused December 2019

Letter of objection written on behalf of a group of local residents against the erection of “33 No. dwellings, with associated parking and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings” Objections included the overall scale and density of development proposed, impact on amenity in terms of loss of privacy, overlooking, loss of outlook and harm to visual amenity due to the increase in bulk, massing, location of the proposed housing, parking, increase in traffic, impact on trees and other issues related to the impact on the adjoining listed building.   The Council agreed with our letter of objection and refused the application on 8 grounds.

Success – Appeal Allowed against refusal for expansion of dental practice in Sunninghill

We submitted a planning application for the change of use of a small shop unit into a dentist to expand a successful business in the heart of Sunninghill. The Council refused it due to potential harm to the vitality and viability of the shopping centre.  In March 2018, we submitted an appeal this was allowed in January 2019. The Inspector agreed with our argument that the new dentist would not harm the vitality of the shopping centre. 

Appeal allowed for he erection of two storey side extensions and part single part two storey rear extensions and installation of front gate to house in Maidenhead

We submitted an application for this scheme which was refused but following our appeal statement, the application was approved. The Inspector concluded “I conclude that the effect of the proposed extensions on the character and appearance of the existing dwelling and its surroundings would not be harmful – although noticeably larger The Chase will remain a handsome building. There would therefore be no conflict with Policies DG1 & H14 of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Local Plan 2003″

Objection letter for 3 dwellings in Ascot

Cameron Jones Planning has now written three objection letters against the development of a plot of land in Burleigh Road in Ascot – the first two applications were refused and the third is pending.  Objections raised were the harm the development would have upon the character of the area, the harmful impact on neighbouring residents contrary to the Ascot, Sunninghill and Sunningdale Neighbourhood Plan.

Submission of planning application for the erection of 2 industrial units in Datchet

We advised and drafted the planning statement to justify the erection of 2 new industrial units within an existing business park in Datchet. Issues included its relationship to neighbours and flood issues.  The new units will significantly improve the area visually while providing new premises for new businesses and aid the local economy.

Submission of an appeal against an Enforcement Notice

An Enforcement Notice was served on the owners on a remote part of Datchet for the use as a Green Waste depot.  The Council issued the notice as they were concerned about the impact of the process of mulching and chipping trees upon the openness of the Green Belt, flooding issues, the impact on neighbours and on the local economy.  The appeal has been submitted on grounds a, f and g – that planning permission should be granted for the use, that planning conditions could overcome any perceived harm and that 6 months is not long enough to comply with the Notice due to the drying time required for the trees to save them from being dumped in land fill.