Please read below my objections to AAH Pharmaceuticals application for the removal of condition 16.
Dear Planning Committee
I am writing to object to application 12/00652/FUL Removal of Condition 16 of Planning Permission 05/00313/FUL (Restriction to hours of access by collection and delivery vehicles). I am objecting to this item is for several reasons.
I am concerned about the adverse effect on the residential amenity of neighbours in the evening and early hours of the morning due to noise and disturbance from large delivery vehicles. Residents of Linley road and Old Butt Lane have reported to me over the years they are already heavily affected by the deliveries that take place in the day time. This is something they have learned to live with but I feel delivery vehicles using West Avenue in the evening will only make the current noise situation worse. These complaints are not something residents have made up. They are legitimate and as a ward councillor for Butt Lane I have witnessed the problems myself. It’s also confirmed that vibrations from the large vehicles using this road late at night can be very disturbing for residents whose bedrooms are located at the front of their properties. Headlights on the large delivery vehicles coming in and out of West Avenue also have an impact on the resident’s wellbeing in the evening.
I would also like the planning committee to look back on recent applications they have passed for huge developments of residential properties on most of the derelict land on West Avenue. Despite the noise impact assessment report pointing out: “The site lies within an established employment area and the use carried out by AAH Pharmaceuticals Limited is entirely appropriate”. The Question I have is what does the council want this area to be? A residential area or an industrial estate? If the proposed changes are passed by Newcastle Borough Council planning committee I am afraid they would be seriously misleading buyers of the new properties along West Avenue who at present think deliveries only take place in the daytime. Condition 16 makes the area more attractive to buyers who currently think there would be little disturbance from local businesses in the evenings and late at night. In fact viewers of the new properties are told there are no heavy deliveries late at night or at early hours in the morning.
I am asking the committee to sympathise with the residents and understand they have to live with constantly increasing traffic and expansion of business on a daily basis creating more and more noise and disturbance. We all accept there has to be give and take but it seems it’s always Butt Lane and Talke residents that have to be flexible when it comes to ever-expanding developments and business projects in this area.
Cllr Kyle Robinson