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06/11/2020

Called in: Jenrick rejects Eddie Stobart national distribution centre

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The housing secretary has refused plans for a ‘very large’ distribution centre in Warrington that would have created 730 new jobs, citing unacceptable harm to the green belt and a dearth of ‘very special circumstances’.

LOCATIONWarringtonAUTHORITYWarrington Borough CouncilINSPECTORDavid WildsmithPROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/M0655/V/20/3253083The appeal concerned the major logistics and haulage business Eddie Stobart. In July 2018, the business applied for permission to build a national distribution centre, standing at 18 metres high with an internal floor space of just over 56,000........
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