OCPAG (Orpington Car Park Action Group) Information Page
This page is maintained by BBRAG on behalf of the Orpington Car Park Action Group. The latter group, which is actively supported by BBRAG, is opposing the Tesco plans for redevelopment of the Station Road Multi-storey Car Park in Orpington. There have in fact been two planning applications for this site by Tesco - an initial outline application numbered 03/04023/OUT, and a later full application numbered 03/03193/FULL1. The former was rejected by the council Development Control Committee and is now the subject of an appeal by Tesco. As a result a public inquiry is likely to be held in 2005 to consider that application. In the meantime a new application has been made.
The documents listed below contain details of these applications, the objections that BBRAG or OCPAG has made to them, leaflets sent to objectors, details of how to object, and background information on the site. They are in reverse chronological order (ie. latest first), and are mainly PDF documents (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader on your PC to read them - contact BBRAG if you have any difficulty with reading these files). Click on the file name to open the file.
23/09/2004 - OCPAG objection letter to 04/03193/FULL1
23/09/2004 - Residents objections to go with the above.
20/09/2004 - BBRAG objection letter to 04/03193/FULL1
07/09/2004 - Press Release issued by OCPAG on the new Planning Application (04/03193/FULL1). This also contains information on how to object to the proposal.
03/09/2004 - Note on Main Changes in new Planning Application.
31/08/2004 - Information on Public Car Parking Provision to go with the above. (Later revised)
31/08/2004 - Information on Traffic and Air Pollution to go with the above. (Later revised)
26/08/2004 - OCPAG Leaflet to Orpington Retailers.
25/07/2004 - OCPAG Initial Letter to Supporters.
20/07/2004 - OCPAG Initial Press Release.
21/04/2004 - Plan Rejected (Note from BBRAG after rejection of 03/04023/OUT)
05/04/2004 - BBRAG Objection Letter to Planning Application 03/04023/OUT (Second objection)
01/04/2004 - BBRAG Objection Leaflet
14/02/2004 - Orpington Car Park Row Blows Up (Background Note from BBRAG)