At their meeting on 28th February, Richmond upon Thames Council’s Development Control Committee approved the proposed Dawnay Day development.
Article 14: Before the meeting began, it was announced that the Government Office for London, which deals with London planning matters within the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, has requested that, should planning permission be granted, all the papers relating the development be sent in so it can evaluate whether to call the development in for a full public inquiry. This was done under Article 14: click here for details.
A full report on the meeting is on Twickenham Online.
Opposition: Seventeen members of the local community spoke against the scheme, showing clearly how the it fails to meet many planning regulations for the conservation area and the riverside (including not providing 40% affordable housing). It also contravenes the conditions set out in the 1991 Marks & Spencer Inquiry report.
Seven spoke for it, of whom only one has not at some stage been directly involved with the Council or the Developer.
David Barnes, the Council’s Chief Planning Officer then responded. His summary is here. It warrants careful reading.
The Council’s minutes of the meeting.