The Committee received a pre-application presentation on the proposals for Langley Business Park, Station Road, Slough. Members were reminded of the purpose, scope and format of the discussion, as outlined in the Code of Conduct for Councillors and Officers in relation to planning and licensing matters.
The pre-application presentation was given by representatives of the applicant, Columbia Threadneedle. The proposal was to redevelop the site for a large scale data centre with a mixed-use scheme fronting onto Station Road. It was submitted that the development would not put pressure on the existing infrastructure and public realm improvements would also extend to public footpath widening and improvements across the north part of the site.
It was highlighted that the there was a potential for heat generated by the data centre to be redistributed and could provide heating for up to 5,000 homes.
There had been a recent public consultation event and one arranged for the next couple of days. Members were given the opportunity to ask a number of questions and made initial observations on the proposal.
At the conclusion of the discussion, the presentation was noted.
Resolved – That the pre-application presentation be noted.