Heavy industry on the way

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Heavy industry has been given the green light to open up at Pode Hole as long as flood risk requirements are met for the site.

M Parker and Sons will be allowed to develop 2.4 hectares at Tate Business Park, Dozens Bank, despite objections from residents who say Wardentree Lane at Pinchbeck would be a more suitable site.

Objectors told South Holland’s planners there had already been a long history of noise from smaller buildings on Tate Park and are worried because an earth bund, that acted as a sound barrier, has been partially removed in readiness for the project.

Planning officer Chris Chew told South Holland District Council’s planning committee that the end users of the proposed industry park are not known at this stage, but they will do “the dirty, noisy stuff that gets things made or built”.

Coun Howard Johnson was keen to see jobs created.

He said: “I think industrial development has to be welcome”.

The applicants will have to meet a string of conditions as well as satisfying the Environment Agency’s concerns on flood risk.

One condition imposed by the committee is that the buildings put up should “form a continuous barrier along the site’s boundaries” to safeguard residents from vehicle noise.