The original scheme is on the left and the revised submission on the right

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 two semi detached houses of what is now Mint & Mustard became merged into Windsor Terrace as the town developed.  There are no other first-floor bay-windows in the row

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 .

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  1. Anne Greagsby says:

    I hope the leaflets distributed in Windsor Terrace helped this step in the right direction. There should be no change to the style of windows if conservation matters. If you are concerned about Penarth heritage and conservation matters join in an informal discussion to create an organisation that WILL care. Discuss saving our Penarth Heritage tonight Wed 31st May at the Albion from 7 pm.

  2. penarthblog says:

    I like both designs.

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