The committee meeting of 30 March saw a majority vote pass plans for the £18 million project, which will be constructed by Swiss manufacturers Bolliger & Mabillard.
Concerns were raised regarding the ride’s theme of aircraft disaster and proximity to Heathrow airport.
Councillor Moreton Moore said: “I just find the crash scene somewhat in bad taste, because it is so close to Heathrow. I just wonder if it is necessary.”
Councillor Mike Kusneraitis added: “I agree with Cllr Moore. We have had a big plane crash here in Staines, I lost friends to a helicopter crash too, I don’t agree with this.”
Mr Moore and Mr Kusneraitis did not object to the plans, but abstained from the vote, which saw the application passed by a majority.
The early stages of construction of the ride have already begun and it will open to the public in March next year.