Agenda and minutes
Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall, Maidenhead
Contact: Shilpa Manek 01628 796310
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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
No apologies for absence were received.
To receive any declarations of interest.
All Committee Members had visited site and were attending the meeting with an open mind.
PROPOSAL: Redevelopment to create new film and TV studios, incorporating demolition, retention of 2no. existing sound stages, rehearsal building, backlot and ancillary offices on a permanent basis, construction of further new production facilities including sound stages, workshops, ancillary offices and other production facilities, use of Waterford House and Steading as ancillary accommodation, parking, landscaping and new vehicular access off Windsor Road.
APPLICANT: Bray Film Studios Limited
MEMBER CALL-IN: N/A
EXPIRY DATE: 14th October 2021
A motion was put forward by Councillor Hill to approve the application, as per Officers recommendation, subject to the Chairman of the Committee working in consultation with the Head of Planning and subject to the Secretary of State not resolving to call in the application to grant planning permission with the conditions listed in Section 2.11 of the panel update report, and on satisfactory completion of a legal undertaking to secure the infrastructure in Section 10 covering the following:
· Carbon Offset contribution
· Economic Measures, including:
o Implementation of the Employment and Skills Plan
o Commitment to join the Visit Windsor Partnership for three years
o Partial funding for the provision of a RBWM Film Officer for three years
o Membership fees for RBWM to join the Berkshire Film Office for three years.
· Travel Plan
· Transport Improvements including:
o Necessary highways improvements under S32/S278
o Contribution towards the Borough’s emerging strategy secure highway infrastructure, and improvements to walking, cycling and public transport service improvements across the A308 corridor
This was seconded by Councillor Baldwin.
A named vote was taken.
RESOLVED: that the application be permitted, as per Officers recommendation and all points above from the panel update.
The Committee was addressed by Mr Andrew Hall, Objector, Parish Councillor Nicola Marsh, Bray, Mr Oliver Bell, Applicant and Councillor Samantha Rayner.