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Gedling MP Tom Randall backs campaign to stop car wash being built in Carlton


An MP has thrown their support behind a campaign to stop a car wash being built on land in Carlton.

Gedling MP Tom Randall visited the site on Burton Road last week to hear concerns from those campaigning to stop a hand car wash being built on a green space near the Inn For A Penny pub.

Residents campaigning to stop the development help manage the site and regularly litter pick to keep it clean and protect wildlife.

The MP talked to campaigner Russ Coughtrey, who has been leading the fight to get planning permission refused.

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It is the second time an application has been submitted to create a hand car wash on the site. A plan was put before the council last year but refused after a high-profile campaign by residents.

Mr Coughtrey said that local councillors had informed him they had received large amounts of correspondence on the matter since the campaign was launched last week.

Land earmarked for a new hand car wash in Carlton

He told Gedling Eye: “Having studied the revised planning application, we see that what is being presented as a pared down operation in terms of size but the fact remains that it is still entirely unsuited facility for this location.

“Matters around, noise, visuals, the expulsion of waste water, wildlife protection and the health of the Ouse Dyke that borders the land all come to the fore.

“In addition the proposal sees vehicles throughout the day entering and exiting from a point of Burton Road that anyone locally can tell you is a dangerous bend with vulnerable school children walking past in both mornings and mid afternoons.”

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Mr Coughtry shared these concerns with the Gedling MP during his site visit last week and Tom Randall has now vowed to back their campaign.

he said: “Like Russ and many Carlton residents, I have concerns regarding the proposed development of a car wash on Burton Road next to the Inn For A Penny pub.

“I’ll be working with residents in an attempt to save this green space and prevent Gedling Borough Council approving this planning application.”

You have until Friday, June 26 to comment on the application which can be found HERE or search for reference 2020/0504 on the Gedling Borough Council site under Planning and Building Control

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