Controversial plans to install large bay-windows at first floor level, above the Mint & Mustard restaurant at 33-35 Windsor Terrace, Penarth – in the town Conservation Area – have undergone a re-think.
The extra-large bay windows were to be be part of a scheme to re-develop the floors above the restaurant into 4 flats (with a 5th at the rear) – but, as Windsor Terrace is in the architecturally-sensitive Penarth Conservation Area, there were objections to the proposed size of the windows.
The pair of properties – 33-35 Windsor Terrace – were originally built as two semi-detached houses and then “became integrated” into the Windsor Terrace when the rest of the row of houses was built. However the two semi-detached houses remain the only ones on that side of Windsor Terrace which have first-floor bay-windows.
In the 1920s or 1930s the ground floor residential rooms were converted into commercial premises and their front elevations extended. In the 1970s there were further internal adaptations.
Now the revised plans have been submitted for the development which feature downsized bay windows with proportions similar to the originals . The Mint & Mustard restaurant itself will remain on the ground floor.
The plans have yet to be considered by Penarth Town Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council .