Council to rule on Petersham Nurseries' application today

23 July 2009 by
Council to rule on Petersham Nurseries' application today

The fate of Petersham Nurseries will be sealed today as Richmond Council decides whether to grant the restaurant and garden centre its mixed-use planning application.

It will be the culmination of a four-year dispute with the council that started when Petersham Nurseries applied for permanent permission as a Mixed Use facility to formally legitimise its businesses on the site.

In November 2007, the site was granted a temporary licence for one year and this was subject to the further development of its Green Travel Plan and ability to demonstrate reductions in car travel to the site.

The outlook does seem promising, however, as planning officers have recommended Petersham Nurseries' application for approval.

In a statement, the council acknowledged the nursery had, "achieved impressive results over the past year…overall the expected results of the Green Travel Plan are in excess of that expected to be achieved over a year…These reductions in car trips and increases in sustainable modes (walking, cycling, public transport) are normally achieved through a five-year implementation and actions".

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