Appeal Aviator Park (Addlestone) Planning Permission

Appeal Aviator Park (Addlestone) Planning Permission

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Emily Setty started this petition to Runnymede Borough Council (https://www.runnymede.gov.uk/article/13814/Planning-and-Building-Control) and

Residents of Addlestone are concerned about the recent news that Runnymede Borough Council has approved two applications to repurpose the office buildings in Aviator Park on Station Road. The plans include to add a two-storey extension of the buildings (RU.20/1558) and to change the use of the buildings to residential dwellings (RU.20/1579). A total of 154 self-contained dwellings will be added as a result of the development. There is no evidence of demand for the proposed development or for accommodation of this kind. Such an extensive development will also be an eye-sore, blighting the local environment.

Objections were raised with regard to the impact on traffic and congestion. Station Road can be heavily congested, particularly at peak times. Runnymede BC has stated that there needs to be a bike shed and 20% of the parking is to include electric charging points. These stipulations are intended to address sustainability issues but in no way will meaningfully ameliorate the added issues with congestion that will inevitably result from the addition of such a significant number of dwellings. There will also be further unsustainable demand on local services including healthcare, social care and schools, which has not been addressed in any way in the permission granted.

We do not object to any form of re-purposing of the office blocks, but believe that careful consideration of its nature is required. The current plans instead piece-meal development that insufficiently accounts for what is needed in the local area nor the impact on the local area. Family homes or larger residences may be a more suitable and sustainable use of the space than the small dwellings proposed. 

If you are concerned about the plans, please sign the petition and give your support to an appeal that will be directed to both Runnymede BC and our local MP, Dr Ben Spencer. You can use the petition letter below if you wish.

You can find further details about the plans on Runnymede BC's planning page using the above reference numbers: https://planning.runnymede.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/GeneralSearch.aspx

You can email your concerns to planning@runnymede.gov.uk and/or to our local MP, Dr Ben Spencer: https://www.drbenspencer.org.uk/ 

 

 

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