Application 18/01518 - 157 Grenfell Road

Comments on Application 18/01518 - 157 Grenfell Road

12 x 2-bed and 3 1-bed flats following demolition of existing building and associated works.

We object to this proposal which represents excessive overdevelopment of a site currently occupied by a single dwelling. A site of this size would normally support a flatted development of 8 or 9 units. Statistically, Maidenhead has an oversupply of flats, and a shortage of new build family homes. Such flatted schemes will contribute to an ongoing oversupply, especially with the large scale flatted residential developments prevailing in the town centre - Chapel Arches, The Landing and York Road. A small development of maisonettes or town houses would be more suitable for this site. Because of the number of proposed dwellings, parking is inadequate and leisure amenity space is limited.

Furthermore, with a total of 15 dwellings this development should include an element of "affordable" housing, especially as the Royal Borough is now committed to a target of 30% affordable.