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Residents vow to fight revised car wash plans in Carlton

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Residents say they will ‘vigorously oppose’ revised plans to create a car wash on empty land next to a pub in Carlton.

IDD Commercial has resubmitted plans to operate the hand car wash and valeting business on empty land next to the Inn For A Penny pub on Burton Road.

Plans were originally submitted last February but were rejected by Gedling Borough Council following a fierce campaign by residents.

The firm has now revised plans for the ‘construction and operation of a hand car wash and valeting business to include construction of canopies and welfare building’ on the land, which currently stands empty.

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The fresh plans address previous concerns around flood risk, visual appeal and access onto Burton Road.

PICTURED: Plans for a car wash on Burton Road have been submitted to Gedling Borough Council (IMAGE: GBC)

Russ Coughtrey, who is a member of the campaign group who opposed the original planning case, said they will again be opposing the plans, despite the changes being made.

He told Gedling Eye: “We are dismayed that this car wash proposal has come forward again and the soundings we have taken locally is that this concern is shared by the majority of residents locally who are worried about the impact this will have on their neighbourhood and overall quality of life.

“Having studied the 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.

“As a campaign group we wish to make it clear that we are neither anti business or anti development and we would support a different development proposal that is more sympathetic to the location but a car wash facility is a poor fit. 

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“We will be vigorously opposing this proposal and we will be supporting our many friends and neighbours who want to do the same”.

The plans can be viewed on Gedling Borough Council’s website HERE

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