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20/01/2022

Appeal: Inspector backs Staines tower blocks on townscape grounds

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A proposal to demolish a former masonic hall and build 206 flats across two tower blocks in Staines town centre has been approved after an inspector ruled the tall buildings would not harm the townscape.

LOCATIONThe Old Telephone Exchange, Masonic Hall and Adjoining Land, Elmsleigh Road, Staines upon Thames TW18 4PHAUTHORITYSpelthorne Borough CouncilINSPECTORMike WordenPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/Z3635/W/21/3280090Inland Ltd had challenged the refusal by Spelthorne Borough Council on a site that comprises the now-unused masonic hall and a former telephone exchange, which has........
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