By Angela Green
Surinder Arora the billionaire donor to the Conservative’s has been ordered by Runnymede Borough Council to demolish the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel. The hotel is the site where Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen earlier this year signed Northern Ireland’s Windsor Framework.
The hotel tycoon was told by the council to demolish all or part of the hotel after adding an extra wing and extending the building without seeking the appropriate planning permission. Arora now has until October to appeal the decision by Runnymede Borough Council, according to a report in The Times. He was then denied planning permission for five luxury treehouses on a nearby site and may now also have to take them down.
Fairmont Windsor Park is surrounded by 40 acres of countryside on the edge of Windsor Great Park. The furore was sparked when local Windsor residents reported the construction of additional areas to the hotel, two extensions and a new wing to the building that had not sought or received planning permission to the council.
The owners of the hotel, Arora Management Services have donated £5,000 to the Conservatives in Runnymede and Weybridge, plus another £1,450 in sponsorship, according to The Telegraph.
It would seem very unlikely that the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel will be completely demolished, but it was equally unlikely that any such construction work would ever go unnoticed by local residents.