A planning application has been submitted for change of use of twelve car parking spaces to a waterless hand car wash and valeting operation with associated canopy and portacabin. The application site relates to twelve existing car parking spaces located within the Orbital Shopping Park, located on the south side of Thamesdown Drive. The parking spaces subject of the application are located centrally within the existing car park to the western part of the retail park. The parking spaces are adjacent to the pedestrian access which runs through the car park.
We have no control over what this unit is, that is a business decision of the company willing to spend money developing it. If planning is approved it will be a waterless hand car wash of a specific brand. That part is not for debate.
As residents of the area, I welcome your thoughts and opinion on this. As with all planning applications any comments have to be objective and address a material planning consideration. I do not expect you to find the relevant part of the policy to convey that, but please do comment more than “I don’t want it” or “not another car wash”, or “could it be something different” etc.
I welcome both negative and positive comments so I can understand the general feelings of the community and then I can provide my feedback based on combined views.
The full planning application can be read here: https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicaccess/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QILZ4NPTM3M00&activeTab=summary