Planners give go-ahead for buildings for “flexible employment purposes”


OUTLINE proposals for buildings for “flexible employment purposes” on the Lingley Mere Business Park, Warrington have been approved by planning chiefs.

Offices, general industrial uses and storage and distribution buildings are involved, together with associated car parking.
The land is to the west of Omega Boulevard and is about 1.8 hectares on the northern edge of the business park. The scheme replaces an office development approved in 2013 which has never been implemented.

Warrington Borough Council Planning officers say the site is rough grassland, with some stands of self-seeded trees. Access is via a private road from Omega Boulevard. There is an existing large car park to the south of the site.
Three objections were received on the grounds of increased traffic, loss of privacy, air quality, noise, loss of trees and wildlife habitat.
But officers believe the proposals would add acceptably to the large-scale employment-related development proposed for the area.

All details, other than for access, will be the subject of subsequent planning applications.
The applicant has agreed to contribute more than £9,000 towards the creation of wildlife habitat, including native, mixed woodland or scrub creation.


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