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:

  1. detrimental impact on the open character of the land
  2. traffic impact
  3. no flood risk assessment
  4. no groundwater and pollution protection plan
  5. no local wildlife impact assessment

For all the details, read the Committee’s letter here (PDF).