Car dealer can carry on storing vehicles in the open

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CAR dealer Halliwell Jones has won planning permission to carry on using open land off Hopwood Street and Grey Street, Warrington for storing up to 150 cars.

The borough council’s development management committee also approved the retention of CCTV cameras and street lighting columns on the site.
Officers recommended the scheme be approved for two years and said there had been no objections from nearby residents.

The land is owned by Warrington Borough Council and was at one time used as part of the School Brow Depot. Temporary planning consent for storing cars was first granted in April 2019.

Halliwell Jones said they required use of the land because their premises on Winwick Road and Ireland Street could not accommodate the number of cars they need to process.
It is anticipated that a maximum of 70-80 vehicles will be stored on the site, with about 15-20 vehicle movements a day.
Vehicles are delivered to and from the site by a flatbed car transporter.

Officers said the proposal would result in a short term solution to support an existing business without detriment to highway safety or the visual amenity of nearby residents.

Car dealer seeks permission to store vehicles on open land

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