Mary Creagh MP has formally objected to a planning application on the former abattoir site on Flanshaw Way. The application has been submitted by Kepak Ltd, and is for up to 18,500sqm of Industrial B2 & B8 Space.
Ms Creagh has expressed concerns about the size of the proposed units and the likely increase in traffic, and the detrimental impact this would have on local residents.
Full text of the letter:
Planning, Transportation and Highways Department
PO Box 700
08 July 2015
Dear Mr Holmes
Re: Planning application 15/01296/OUT
I am writing to raise objections to the above-named planning application submitted by Kepak Ltd for up to 18,500sqm of Industrial B2 & B8 Space on the former abattoir site on Flanshaw Way, Wakefield, WF2 9LP.
I have concerns about the size of the proposed units and their proximity to residential property on the Willows and Brick street and the potential impact this will have on local residents.
At present the activities and processes for the site are unknown but the potential for increased traffic in and out of the site and the noise from industrial vehicles and HGVs could impact on local residents throughout the day and night. I am also concerned about the effect on the wider road network of any increased traffic in an area that has already seen a rise in traffic following the construction of a large residential development nearby.
In addition, the size of the units and their position on the site could result in residential properties being overlooked by the units and blocking natural light. For the properties nearest to the site, these effects could be excessive.
I would like to request that this submission be taken into account during the consideration of this application by the Planning and Highways Committee.
Labour Member of Parliament for Wakefield