It is my belief that this development will bring huge benefit to Whitton and its Town Centre. Throughout the election one common theme I received from residents was the desire to bring new and exciting developments to Whitton to reinvigorate the High Street, and the one company that was mentioned above all was Sainsbury's. From the amount of people and interest that was on shown during the weekend I am emboldened to work to ensure this happens.
It is for this reason that on Thursday 3rd February I have asked the planning committee to consider this application on the back of a recommendation for refusal from planning officials.
|Cllr Elliott speaking to a resident|
signing the Sainsbury petition
The proposed building itself is striking and has fostered much discussion. Whether you like it or not it is certainly a building that will get people speaking. Design is subjective and some people will not like it. However, it has been designed around a 1930's theme which aligns itself with the thirties architecture of the High Street. It would certainly be an iconic building in the centre of the High Street.
The Committee will meet on Thursday 3rd February from 6:30pm at York House.
Details of the applicaiton can be found here: http://www2.richmond.gov.uk/PlanData2/Planning_CaseNo.aspx?strCASENO=10/3178/FUL