Storage container plan thrown out by council planners

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A PLAN to site a container for storage purposes on the station yard at Grade 2 Listed Sankey Railway Station has been thrown out by Warrington planning chiefs.

The proposal put forward by Edmond Eves was opposed by residents of nearby Chapelside Close and Station Road, Great Sankey on the grounds the 20ft X 8ft container would be unsightly and an eyesore.

In a report on the application, an officer commented: “The proposed container would not be acceptable in terms of its impact on the character, appearance and attractiveness of the site and its setting and would not contribute to making a high-quality place by reason of its incongruity, in terms of scale, appearance and use of materials.”

He said the container would be about 20 metres from the Grade 2 listed station building.
The plan was opposed by local borough councillors and by Great Sankey Parish Council.

The applicant said the container would be used for storing security alarms and their components.
He argued that the station yard was already used regularly by vehicles and that siting the container there would not create any need for parking.

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