Berkshire news Turning Berkshire hotel into shared housing 'wouldn't have worked' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The hotel had been housing the homeless during the height of the pandemic and the owners wanted to turn part of the building into a HMO
Breaking News ! Owners struggling to keep a hotel business going have given up on their hopes to turn part of the building into a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Neighbours also raised objections to The Manor Hotel in Datchet, being converted into shared housing. The hotel was being used to house homeless people during the height of the pandemic. Out of its 43 bedrooms, 13 would remain as hotel rooms while the other 30 would’ve been used for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to house the homeless. BerkshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the BerkshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. The owners said Covid-19 has had a ‘major’ impact on their finances and has left them seeking alternative revenue streams. An avalanche of objections came rushing in from community groups and members of the public over this scheme, saying it was an inappropriate development for Datchet.
He also said an HMO and hotel hybrid would not be ‘feasible’ as there’s no external communal areas for future occupiers and the kitchens would be required for the hotel staff and guests. The nearby Bears in the Park Pre-school objected to the plans, fearing occupiers of the HMO could pose a risk to their pupils. They said: “Datchet is a small community, with limited sources of risk (thereby allowing our risk assessment to conclude that we are confident in keeping the children safe whilst outside of the setting). “However, if we were aware that an HMO in the centre of the village was home to an ever-changing population of persons with past or pending offending records, our risk assessment would deem visits outside our setting unlikely. “This would greatly disadvantage the children’s learning experience (and indeed fun), whilst depriving the community (especially the elderly) the opportunity of interacting with our children.”
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In an email to the Royal Borough, applicants requested the plans be withdrawn “on the basis of increasing local resistance to the proposed use”. The application was fully withdrawn on February 11. The Manor Hotel was contacted for comment. 15-year-old boy stabbed in alleyway Berkshire's most expensive roads to live on where properties sell for millions
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