A CAR park with spaces for more than 100 cars has been approved in Witney.

The application to demolish one and part of another asbestos clad building at Windrush Industrial Park has been given the green light by West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC).

In their place will be parking for 135 cars.

A minimum of 20 per cent of spaces will be provided for charging electric or hybrid vehicles, to encourage the use of ultra low emission vehicles.

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In a consultee comment dated September 1, Witney Town Council objected to the application.

The comment read: “The LLFA [Lead Local Flood Authority] requires a comprehensive drainage strategy, the appended document does not meet what is being asked for by Oxfordshire County Council.

“Witney Town Council echoes comments from the OCC response and would like to see a drainage feature incorporated in the proposed development.

“The transport statement is inconsistent and hasn’t been modelled on a car parking requirement for the wider site use, the statement doesn’t make a case for the requirement of 135 parking spaces.

“Members would like to see an asbestos management strategy for the works to ensure that all safety and contamination risks are properly managed.”

The application can be viewed on the WODC planning portal, using the reference number 20/02720/FUL.