Colnbrook car sales and car wash tries again to legitimise operation

A Colnbrook car sales and valet service is trying again for planning permission for its current operations.

Four new planning applications for Colnbrook and Poyle were registered in the last six weeks including, most notably, a further attempt by Cape Corporation Ltd to legitimise the car sales and car wash facility opposite the old Station House.

The site on the Old Bath Road, previously the location of a bungalow called Theale, has operated without permission for the last few years. Use as a commercial car park servicing Heathrow has ceased but was the subject of an Enforcement Notice. A permission granted to build 6 flats and 4 houses in 2008 was extended in 2012.

It is anticipated that the site could accommodate 30 parked vehicles on display and for sale, with 10 spaces reserved for staff and customers to use. The washing and valeting of vehicles would continue to take place in the current position at the front of the site.

A change of use (P/12934/008) is to support vehicle sales and display is sought.

The company lost its appeal in 2012 and believes improved access arrangements will enable it to win over concerns.

Other applications registered include:

P/15429/000 – Change of use of from vacant Class B1(A) Office to split level Class C3 2-bedroom flat, Bridge House, Bridge Street, Colnbrook (05-Dec-2012)

P/10085/002 – Temporary facility to deal with an increase in leachate pollution levels at “Area C” former landfill site adjacent to the Colnbrook By Pass (03-Dec-2012)

P/11277/004 – Submission of details relating to conditions (relating to accesses, footways and verges) for planning permission P/11277/002 for the demolition and refurbishment of units in Colndale Road, Poyle Industrial Estate and change of use to Business, General Industry, and Storage & Distribution (07-Dec-2012)

Observations can be submitted to the Parish Council, or directly in writing to the Development Control Manager, St. Martins Place, 51 Bath Road, Slough SL1 3UF or by email to planning@slough.gov.uk.

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