Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Update - further amendment

Further to the amended application the Planning Officer has received a response following a request for further clarification around operating times.

It has been clarified that the original detail define the hours of opening of the facility as 08:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday, and 09:00 – 12:00..... This in fact relates to the Office hours, not the hours of vehicular operation. The applicant currently operates the site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and seeks to continue this operation on the proposed extended site.

The Planning Office wish to hear any additional comments you may have about this by the 21st March 2013. Please take the opportunity to draw your own conclusions and make a comment.

Please note that if you respond through the web portal that you should put your name and address details on there to ensure you receive a reply in the post, invites to the hearing etc.

Also the Planning Dept would like you to know that they are available to talk to anyone about this should you wish to seek clarification about the application or the planning process.

In our opinion we have a problem here as soon as we have pressed the issue about operating out of hours there has been a revision made which appears to accommodate the applicantion. I do not know what is worse, the fact that this can happen in the first place or the fact that the Company now wish to operate 24/7 – 7 days per week? We all know that they currently do not do that, yeah they sometimes stay open for stragglers but just extended hours - normally if they are open it is no later than 7pm. 

Remember the main issues:
Incursion into the greenbelt – for negligible economic impact and development.
Risk – which PAR now wish to increase even more by operating 24/7, increased chance of explosions, increased impact on the highway, etc
Drainage – the Lumley New Road struggles to cope now never mind after expanding the site. Will the Council pay for upgrading the drainage?
Screening – everything that has been proposed will NOT screen the site. Unless they are going to stick the leaves back on in winter!
Light pollution – it will be like living next door to a non league football ground, except their lights will switch off after 9:30.#

You may have your own slant on this or specific point of view, if so then do not keep it to yourself time is running out.