17:19 Monday 28 January 2013

Plans for storage on empty site

Written byBY HELEN KREFT

FORTY nine storage containers could be sited on empty industrial land after plans for 12 homes failed to emerge.

Naomi Light, principal planner on behalf of Branston Investments Ltd, has applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council for permission to change the use of land at Meadworks, in Horninglow Street, Burton.

It wants to store 49 containers on the land along with a 6ft (2m) high fencing and new 7ft (2.3m) high entrance gates and associated lighting for three years.

The site was previously for industrial use, however the majority of the industrial buildings have been removed and the site is vacant Permission has previously been granted for 12 homes in January 2010 but has not yet been implemented.

The report from the applicants said: “The containers will be new (used for one shipment only) and coloured dark green. The vertical green metal fencing is in poor repair and will be replaced with green palisade fencing and electronically controlled gates with security coded entry.

“Low voltage lighting and CCTV is included within the scheme.”

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