Storage yard bid is rejected twice
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.