Coun­cil agrees plan to build homes on film lab

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Karen Fisher with the items re­moved from her son’s grave pic­tured left, be­fore and after the coun­cil’s laid to lawn pol­icy PLANS to build a hous­ing es­tate on a for­mer film pro­cess­ing lab­o­ra­tory have been backed by a parish coun­cil.

Deluxe Lab­o­ra­to­ries in North Orib­tal Road, Den­ham, closed in March be­cause of changes in the film in­dus­try, with an in­creas­ing num­ber of pro­duc­tions be­ing shot dig­i­tally.

De­vel­op­ers have ap­plied to South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil to turn the site into 70 new homes and 105 flats, with the orig­i­nal Deluxe build­ing be­ing con­verted into 49 flats.

Den­ham Parish Coun­cil has ap­proved the idea, sub­ject to a Sec­tion 106 agree­ment be­ing reached to im­prove the bus ser­vice in that part of Den­ham.

Sylvia Jef­ferys of Den­ham Parish Coun­cil said: “We haven’t had any ob­jec­tions from the pub­lic about it, and there are no con­cerns about the de­vel­op­ment. The fact that they are main­tain­ing and im­prov­ing the main build­ing is some­thing that we’re pleased about as well.”

The site will also re­tain a cin­ema to main­tain its her­itage, which will be able to be used by the whole com­mu­nity.

A decision on the de­vel­op­ment is set to be made by South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil early next year.

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