We (the Trainwash committee) are waiting on confirmation of a meeting with
GTR on Wed Nov 18 at 6pm. If you want to be invited, send me an email or DM
and I’ll forward it to Chris Penn.
Since we can not stop the facility being built at this point, this meeting
is intended to be a constructive discussion about the planning application
issues. We want to see if we can secure some informal agreements about the
visual appearance, noise reduction, and operational hours. These are things
that we believe, on legal advice, we can try to push a bit more on.
We’d prefer not to deal with the larger issue of why build it at all. It’s
not that we don’t believe that’s still relevant, rather that (a) we can’t
influence that in this planning process and (b) if we enter immediately
combative on that point then we will reduce the likelihood of a positive
outcome. We may still not get a positive outcome, and but we should try.
That being said, you can deal with that issue in your individual response
to the planning proposal, due Nov 20.
Until anon, Sean