September planning and licensing round-up

A quick round-up of progress – or otherwise – on some planning and licensing applications around the ward:

  • Following a previous refusal and input from your local councillors, the Council has approved amended plans for the old trade union offices at Hayes Court on West Common Road. The development will restore the old house and replace the old outbuildings with new homes, as well as allowing public access to the grounds.
  • The hearing into an alcohol licence for the service station at the bottom of Station Approach has been postponed until the new year after questions were raised about the level of trade in the shop compared to the sales of fuel.
  • A planning application for the old All Saints school site in Layhams Road is expected to go before a planning committee soon, with the number of houses slightly reduced since the original plans were made public last year. Some residents have previously expressed concerns about traffic levels, the effects on the preparatory school and listed buildings nearby and impact on the green belt.
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