Plans to develop and restore the historic windmill building in the village have been approved despite previous concerns from residents.
The two planning applications were approved at a Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Applicant William Sloan spoke about the applications which include essential repairs to the brickwork of the windmill and improvements to make the windmill functional as a family home, saying there is a “fine balance between retaining the historic and adaptation to the modern.”
There were previously concerns over privacy for neighbours as a window will be installed in the tower cap of the windmill.
However, after looking at the plans during the meeting, councillors voted to approve the applications after noticing the benefits in restoring the historic building for future generations.
Councillor Sara Bedford for TRDC said during the meeting that: “If we want these buildings to be there in anyway shape or form, we need to go with the best we can to keep them up and in use.
“The most important thing is what is left of the windmill.”
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