Stanground residents when questioning election candidates on the doorstep, should consider that as their properties are already blighted; the Stanground Central candidate duly elected to the PCC on May 22nd, and the Magna Park Road/Rail freight Interchange proposal then revived in any form, they too will DEMAND Warehouse shed roof height planning permission is raised to 65 ft. (20 metres) The other side of the Greenwheel river path will be a 65 ft high wall of steel.
This is what we said a few YEARS BACK : https://www.facebook.com/notes/julian-charles-bray/dubai-financial-mess-may-scupper-peterborough-shed-threat/184042824331
You won't even see the railway or the wind turbines, let alone the flood plain, as that will be concreted over all the way to KINGS DYKE! as the PT quoting the developers (seemingly dumped with a prize turkey) says: “Advances in technology mean materials are [automatically] stacked at greater heights so the occupier can maximise the capacity on a site. This approval now allows future occupiers additional flexibility and ensures that Peterborough remains a place where businesses want to move to.”
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As reported in the Evening Telegraph: The original huge Gateway Warehouse application had a height limit of 14.8 (48.5ft) metres placed on any buildings on the site but applicants Roxhill Developments applied for this to be raised to 20 metres (65 ft) to make the site more attractive to potential investors.
The application was granted by Peterborough City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday.
A spokesman for Roxhill Developments said: “The commercially accepted requirement on warehouse heights has significantly changed since original permission for Alwalton Hill portion of the site was first granted in 2006.
“Advances in technology mean materials are stacked at greater heights so the occupier can maximise the capacity on a site. This approval now allows future occupiers additional flexibility and ensures that Peterborough remains a place where businesses want to move to.”
When the PBROTRIB ( July 2012 ) dared to suggest that the new Gateway warehouse shed development in Peterborough would not create significant new jobs, but would be sheds for almost completely automated warehouse operations We were loudly rounded on by Conservative councillors, who said we were wrong and just scaremongering.
The fact that Roxhill Developments have asked for and been given an increased height limit raised from 14.8 metres to an astonishing 20 metres, means that all new applications will now be pushed through at 20 metres. They only need 65 ft. (20 metre) heights for FULLY AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE SHED OPERATION.
This is part of the July 2012 PBROTRIB posting:
From their point of view Roxhill, are clearly developing a [warehouse] shed complex, a distribution depot with little or no manufacturing, and as all new warehouse sheds are these days automatic, very few local jobs are physically created, and in any case Roxhill will have long gone, having sold on their interest.
Indeed the headline grabbing, but in our view the thoroughly dishonest 8,000 jobs claim, is double the revised job numbers claimed for the substantially larger Dubai World proposed Stanground Magna Park Railfreight Interchange Development, which was recently given the go ahead by Cabinet members and Stanground Central councillors Irene Walsh [maj. 18] and Cllr Marco Cereste.
Stanground residents should also consider that should Cllr Brian Rush be re-elected on May 22nd, and the Magna Park proposal revived in any form they too will ask for the shed roof height to be raised to 20 metres as the PT says" “Advances in technology mean materials are stacked at greater heights so the occupier can maximise the capacity on a site. This approval now allows future occupiers additional flexibility and ensures that Peterborough remains a place where businesses want to move to.”
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