Worried residents oppose plan for electricity sub-station


WORRIED residents have lodged objections to proposals to build an electricity sub-station to support the development of five dwellings near historic Lymm Hall.

Twenty three householders have objected to the scheme – together with Lymm Parish Council and borough councillor Graham Gowland.
But planning officers will recommend the development be allowed when it comes before Warrington’s development management committee on Thursday.
The site is off Mayfield View, Lymm, in a conservation area and about 150 metres from Lymm Hall, which is Grade 2* Listed and has a number of other heritage assets within its grounds.

Objections include noise issues for residents of Mayfield View and Rectory Lane, likely anti-social behaviour in an unlit access path leading to the sub-station and doubts about the need for the facility.
Harm to the historic character of Lymm Hall and the wider Lymm Conservation Area are also cited.
Planning officers say the sub-station is needed for the five dwellings already being built near to Lymm Hall.
Any harm caused to the character of the area will be less than substantial. The sub-station will not have any impact on existing levels of residential privacy.
It is unlikely that the sub-station will need to be accessed on a regular basis so there will be no unacceptable disturbance for existing residents from comings and goings.
Subject to conditions there would be no unacceptable harm to visual and residential amenity, the local highway network, or trees.
As a result, officers recommend the plans be approved.


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