Prescott Road “tidy up” gets the go-ahead

Plans for a new 2,789 sq. metre warehouse development on former light industrial units in Prescott Road were approved by the Planning Committee when it met on Thursday last week.

Prescott Road redevelopment

DWP Associates was given the go-ahead to pull down two offices – subject to additional conditions which were imposed following late submissions to the Committee.

The British Airports Authority Environment Agency requested changes to minimise the attractiveness of the flat roof to birds – including an ongoing responsibility for removal of gulls nests or eggs found – to prevent the risk to planes.

The Council’s Transport Engineer found that the scheme will generate 186 vehicle movements per day compared to 118 as an office with an as yet unknown proportion being HGVs. In acknowledgement of the impact on an already congested local road network the developer will be asked to make a S106 contribution of £20,500. This will also pay for double-yellow lines to prevent footway parking along its Prescott Road frontage and to improved landscaping to allow safer pedestrian access along Poyle Road.

While Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council still did not comment on the scheme it has previously objected to attempts for any change of use in the industrial estate.

However ward and parish councillor Dexter Smith, speaking at the meeting, said:

I support the location, it tidies up the area.

The decision was delegated to the Strategic Lead Planning Policy for the completion of a Section 106 Agreement, consideration of a tree report, finalising conditions and final determination.

The development must begin within three years.


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