Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB
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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2022 as a correct record.
The minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2022 were approved as a correct record.
Disclosures of Interest
To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors under the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, or contact with applicants/objectors under the Planning Code.
a) Disclosures of interest under the Members’ Code of Conduct
There were none.
b) Declarations of interest under the Council’s Planning Code
Councillor Howkins reported she had made an informal visit to the site.
Councillor Button reported that he had received correspondence in relation to application 22/00744/FUL and had submitted an objection to the application. On advice from officers, he would not be participating in the debate or vote.
Erection of two industrial and storage buildings (flexible Use Class B2/B8) and associated site infrastructure, including landscaping, parking and a new access from Bedfont Road.
The application is recommended for refusal
Erection of two industrial and storage buildings (flexible Use Class B2/B8) and associated site infrastructure, including landscaping, parking, and a new access from Bedfont Road.
There was none.
In accordance with the Council’s procedure for speaking at meetings, Councillor John Doran spoke as Ward Councillor against the proposed development raising the following key points:
-Supportive of all eight refusal reasons set out by Planning Officers
-Any construction on Bedfont Road would take up half the footpath, which was regularly used to access Cleveland Park, the market within the petrol station and to cross the road onto the footbridge
-The 203 bus would have difficulty getting past on this route
During the debate the following key issues were raised:
-This is an inappropriate development on a Green Belt site
-The proposal was similar to two previous planning applications which were refused
-The reasons of refusal for the previous applications are still valid
-Residents of Cleveland Park would be engulfed in an industrial warehouse site
-The applicant’s ecology report is further insufficient due to the absence of a bat survey
-The development would stick in people’s line of vision
-There would be increased noise pollution with the number of lorries and trucks in the area
-There would be increased light pollution particularly in winter months
-The air quality for nearby residents would diminish
- There would be increased traffic in the area
-The site was not well designed and was too ambitious
-From a road safety point of view this development would lead to increased accidents
Decision: The application was refused in accordance with the officer’s recommendation.
To note the details of future major planning applications.
The Planning Development Manager submitted a report outlining major applications that may be brought before the Planning Committee for determination.
Resolved that the report of the Planning Development Manager be received and noted.