Decision details

Application Number 20/00423/FUL

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


Proposed alterations to site access roadway, improvements to main road junction, alterations to existing coal stock yard site entrance and new commercial development comprising B1C, B2 and B8 units with associated roadways, hard-standings and landscaping.

Watnall Disposal Point, Main Road, Watnall, Nottinghamshire, NG16 1HA


The request for this item to be brought before Planning Committee was made by Councillors J M Owen and R D Willimott.


There were no late items for the Committee to note.


Mr Charles Holehouse (applicant) addressed the Committee prior to the general debate.


Councillor R D Willimott asked for his comments to be recorded as follows:


In an email from Nottinghamshire County Council, they ask for the provision of such a crossing near to the existing bus stops. However, in their response to the current application this provision is omitted. I would support the application with the reinstatement of a crossing with a refuge as originally proposed.  This measure would follow the recent precedent set by the provision of such a crossing on Main Road as part of the Aerofab Development at approximately 250 metres north of this location.


The debate also included comments regarding traffic problems relating to the site and the dust caused by open storage of coal and gypsum on the site. 


It was proposed by Councillor D K Watts and seconded by Councillor J W McGrath that the item be deferred to allow the clarification of Nottinghamshire County Council’s position on the need for a pedestrian crossing and for consideration to be given a condition regarding open storage on the site.


RESOLVED that the application be deferred.

Publication date: 08/07/2021

Date of decision: 23/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Planning Committee

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