Paull ‘Stone Crushing Works’ plan causes concern
|February 26, 2013||Filled under Campaigns, Community, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Paull|
A PLANNING APPLICATION to use a former brickworks in Paull as a storage compound for construction materials has caused concern amongst village residents who fear that the increased HGV traffic will make village roads dangerous.
The proposal from Stoneledge Ltd is for a compound to be constructed on Thorngumbald Road to store bricks, concrete, wood and other materials from construction sites. The compound would also be used for crushing and sorting rubble. However, it is the prospect that the site might increase heavy goods traffic in the village that has prompted residents to express their concerns.
The planning application states that the use of the site would be dependent on contracts and be intermittent and, according to the application, “when used on a more regular basis for 2-3 days at a time there would only be 10 vehicle movements”. However, rumours were soon circulating on Facebook that there might dozens of lorries visiting the site every day.
Any increase in traffic, particularly HGV vehicles, would increase the risk of road traffic accidents to children and elderly people, claim residents. It would also impact on the character of the small village. Additionally, many residents deem the existing access roads, to and through the village, to be unsuitable for the existing traffic levels.
Concerns have also been expressed about the potential noise and dust from any rubble crushing operation.
The planning application can be viewed and comments left via the East Riding Council’s Planning Access website.
You need to agree to the Council’s conditions by ticking the box at the bottom of the page and then to see this application, type reference number 12/04794/STPLF into the search box.
You can register and log-in to make comments by Friday 1st March 2013.
HU12 Online says: Credit must be given to the Paull Village Hall’s Facebook Page which very quickly brought this planning application to the attention of local residents! While there was some initial misinformation based on residents genuine alarm, this was quickly corrected, enabling local people to get organised and comment on the matter in a meaningful way.