On the 16th February 2007 the Richmond Council Planning Committee refused permission for a proposed hand car wash to be located near the Book Data building on the A316.
The refusal was for five planning reasons:
- detrimental impact on the open character of the land
- traffic impact
- no flood risk assessment
- no groundwater and pollution protection plan
- no local wildlife impact assessment
For all the details, read the Committee’s letter here (PDF).