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Council objects to Water Bottling Plant

Posted on - June 24th, 2011

11/1464N Building and Plant for Bottling Water at source with access parking and space for loading and turning Land adjacent to Yew Tree Farm Hollyhurst Wrenbury
 
At the meeting on 14 June Wrenbury cum Frith Parish Council resolved to object to this development on the following grounds:-
 
1 The development will cause demonstrable harm to the character and appearance of the open countryside contrary to Policy NE.2 of the Local Plan which states that”WITHIN OPEN COUNTRYSIDE ONLY DEVELOPMENT WHICH IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PURPOSES OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, OUTDOOR RECREATION, ESSENTIAL WORKS UNDERTAKEN BY PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITIES OR STATUTORY UNDERTAKERS, OR FOR OTHER USES APPROPRIATE TO A RURAL AREA WILL BE PERMITTED.”

The Parish Council considers that support is not given by Policy E.6 (Employment Development in the Open countryside) because it is not located within or adjacent to existing farm buildings or other existing employment areas i.e. it is not an “APPROPRIATE SMALL INDUSTRIES, COMMERCIAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, INCLUDING SMALL SCALE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL SCALE WORKSHOP UNITS WITHIN OR ADJACENT TO EXISTING FARM BUILDINGS OR OTHER EXISTING EMPLOYMENT AREAS, (IN ACCORDANCE WITH POLICIES BE.1 – BE.5).”

Furthermore there is concern that approval of this development could weaken the case against the development at Wrenbury Fishery and could lead to further applications for industrial buildings on this site.   The water from this source is currently transported to a micro brewery in Stapeley.    This could be accommodated in a similar building on this site.

 2 The development will result in an increase in traffic generation from the site using an inadequate access on to a narrow lane.    The Parish Council considers that the development will have an adverse impact on the highway network in this locality partcularly at the junction at Pinsley Green where the lane goes under the railway bridge and this is not an appropriate outcome for a development which is not essential in the rural area.