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Warehouse plan opposed by parish council


PLANS for a 4.688 sq metre warehouse on the Appleton Thorn Trading Estate will come before Warrington planning chiefs on Wednesday for the second time in a month.
Last month, the borough council’s development management committee deferred a decision because of worries about a possible impact on two nearby properties – the Grade 2 Listed Yew Tree and Yew Tree Barn Farm.
But the scheme will be submitted the committee again with planning officers recommending it be approved.
They say the vacant, previously developed 1.8 hectare site is currently hard standing except for a pond in one corner. It is one of the few remaining vacant plots on the estate.
Appleton Parish Council says the proposed warehouse would have an overbearing impact on Yew Tree Barn. Lighting issues, noise and the impact on protected species could be a concern because it is not known what use the warehouse will be put to.
Two nearby residents have also objected because of loss of outlook, noise, overshadowing, etc. They point out that two previous planning applications have been refused
But officers say the distance the new building will be from either Yew Tree Farm or Yew Tree Barn mean there will be no significant harmful impact.
However they suggest mounding and acoustic fencing should be provided to minimise any noise impact.


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