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Lincolnshire truckstop plans dismissed by council

  • 04 November 2013
  • By Ashleigh Wight

Plans to develop a truckstop near Spalding, Lincolnshire, have been thrown out by councillors, despite the council admitting a need for more truck parking facilities in the area.

An application to develop a lorry park alongside the A16 in Cowbit, which would have included a café, shop, and shower facilities, was thrown out by councillors at South Holland District Council in a meeting last week as they believed it would “result in harm to residential amenities”.

The plans included space for 45 LGVs and stated that there is currently “nowhere in the vicinity for LGVs to park either for overnight stops or for short periods to comply with driving restrictions”.

“Whilst the council considers there is a need for a lorry park facility within the district, the current site is inherently unsuitable,” the decision notice said.

A council spokeswoman was unable to confirm if there are any other truck parking facilities in the area.

A similar application for the same site was also rejected last year, and a subsequent appeal was dismissed in April.

Councillors added that noise from vehicles entering, leaving and manoeuvring on the former hand car wash site would disturb residents, despite the original application being altered to ban the use of refrigeration units while parked up and allow fewer vehicle movements.

The applicant, Mr S Kandola, could not be reached for comment.

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