Stor­age yard bid is re­jected twice

Accrington Observer - - TIME-TRIP -

CON­TRO­VER­SIAL plans for a stor­age yard have been thrown out for a sec­ond time.

Hyn­d­burn coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee de­cided Ea­gle Plant ‘had not made sat­is­fac­tory changes’ from their pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tion for land at the back of Kirkham’s Garage in Oswaldtwistle.

Res­i­dents on But­ter­mere Drive had com­plained stack­ing stor­age con­tain­ers would be a vis­ual blight, while there were also fears about noise gen­er­ated.

Res­i­dents’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brian Adams told the com­mit­tee: “The ar­eas to the rear of our prop­er­ties are as quiet as you will find in Hyn­d­burn. We feel this ap­pli­ca­tion is the type of de­vel­op­ment in­dus­trial es­tates were made for.”

Ea­gle Plant said the site lay­out had been com­pletely re­vised, in or­der to ad­dress the im­pact of both vis­ual and noise amenity. But plan­ners heard the pro­posed op­er­a­tional hours on site had been ex­tended.

Coun Ste­wart Eaves said: “My worry is there just does not seem to have been enough move­ment from Ea­gle Plant to try and make it ac­cept­able.”

The com­mit­tee voted to re­ject plan­ning per­mis­sion on the grounds that it would have a sig­nif­i­cant vis­ual im­pact.

But­ter­mere Drive res­i­dents in Oswaldtwistle with Coun­cil­lors Sara Brit­cliffe and Ste­wart Eaves, cel­e­brat­ing af­ter plans for a stor­age yard have been thrown out for a sec­ond time.

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