Plans for 75 homes have been approved remotely by Slough Borough Council’s planning committee, its first major housing scheme decided at an online meeting.
The unanimously-approved plan is for a development of 75 flats at the junction of Bath Road and Station Road, a gateway route into the town centre.
The site already has approval for 60 homes on the site but planners from Pro Vision submitted a revised outline application for Feltham Properties for a five-storey building with ground level parking, new access and landscaping.
The site, currently occupied by two commercial buildings, is close to Burnham railway station which will be on the Elizabeth Line.
Pro Vision provided planning consultancy and early concept design services.
Director James Iles said: “Credit to Slough Borough Council for putting the right technology in place so it can make planning decisions remotely, keeping the planning system going. The online meeting went very smoothly overall, with councillors and officers able to hear our comments before debating the proposal in the usual way.
“The high-density housing will bring new residents to the location, helping to rejuvenate a growing, well-connected part of the town.
“This scheme of one and two-bedroom apartments will make a significant contribution to meeting the identified need for new housing in the borough.”
There will be an allocation of 10 per cent affordable housing for rent.