PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 'DISTRIBUTION CAMPUS', JUNCTION 11 M42

Hi Everyone,

In the email below I set out details of the planning application that has been submitted for a massive 'distribution campus' at junction 11 of the M42. If it is approved it will lead to a huge increase in HGV's on the A444 and cause chaos at junction 11 (in my opinion). It will also result in significant environmental damage to a beautiful area.

If you want to comment on the planning application you must do it NOW, as the opportunity to comment will probably end on 25th September. My email below tells you how to comment but you can also email the planning officer directly-james.knightley@nwleicestershire.gov.uk . 

Twycross parish council has objected to this application, and if you do wish to object I URGE YOU TO DO SO IMMEDIATELY AS OTHERWISE IT MAY BE TOO LATE.

Alan

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From: Alan Davies <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 3:40 PM
Subject: PLANNING APPLICATION-LAND ADJACENT TO JUNCTION 11, M42-CONSTRUCTION OF A DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

 
Another major planning application I'm afraid! Could you circulate this a.s.a.p please as there is not much time to comment, and it is very important everyone is aware of what is proposed. Thanks.

PLANNING APPLICATION FOR A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT OF LAND ADJACENT TO JUNCTION 11, M42, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DISTRIBUTION CAMPUS

I have recently been made aware that a planning application has been submitted for the development of land close to junction 11 of the M42. The application is not within Hinckley and Bosworth (or Twycross parish for that matter), but it is extremely close to Norton Juxta Twycross and will therefore have huge implications for us.

The application is for the construction of a distribution campus of 270 acres, together with associated offices and infrastructure, on land located in the triangle between the A444 and B5493, immediately adjacent to to the left of junction 11 of the M42 as you exit from the south. I believe it is hoped to create jobs for 3,000 people. So it will be a huge development,which will lead to a huge increase in cars and HGV's using junction 11 and surrounding roads.

The development will massively increase the numbers of cars and HGV's on the M42/A42 around junction11, and the M42 already struggles to cope with traffic, particularly at peak periods; there is no public transport to this site and it has no major settlement nearby so it is not a 'sustainable' location (in my opinion); and this is an area of open countryside used predominantly for farming, so there will be significant environmental issues.

You can comment on the application by visiting the website of North West Leicestershire District Council, and following the links on their planning pages to the planning applications section and entering planning application reference number 18/01443/FULM. 

I believe formal comments are required by 28th August, but this period may be extended as the application has such major implications for many local villages and local people. However, if you do wish to comment please do so as soon as possible, and if all else fails send an email or letter to North West Leicestershire!

Alan Davies (Chairman, Twycross parish council and Cock Lane resident.)
 

 

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