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Wilson Bowden has proposed two warehouses at Kingsway Business Park. Credit: via planning documents

Approval looms for 200,000 sq ft Rochdale industrial

The council’s planning committee is recommended to give the green light to Wilson Bowden’s plans for two warehouses at Kingsway Business Park this Thursday.

DLA Architecture drew up the plans for the industrial units in Rochdale.

The development would provide a total of 203,500 sq ft of internal floorspace. The larger unit would provide 116,500 sq ft, and the smaller 87,000 sq ft.

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The larger unit would provide 116,500 sq ft of floorspace. Credit: via planning documents

A total of 14,050 sq ft of the space would deliver offices, with the larger unit providing 8,050 sq ft of employment space.

New access points, one for each unit, would be provided to the 11-acre site via James Kearns Avenue.

The scheme would deliver 179 car parking spaces, including 18 EV. There would also be five motorcycle, 11 disabled, and 31 cycle spaces.

In addition to DLA, the project team includes planner Pegasus, and engineering and environmental consultant BWB.

Rochdale Council’s reference number for the application is 22/01200/FUL.

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Has the biodiversity assessment been completed? There is lots of wildlife in the area and empty units on the business park. Why build more?

By Michelle Walker

And just like that, there goes another huge swathe of farmland and natural wildlife habitat. The local population feel that they are virtually powerless against the local council and developers who put profit before all else.
So sad they call this progress.

By John T

It is right next to a residential development. The buffer zone/landscaping is inadequate as the developers have raised the original height from the original outline plan. Also the plan has been revised and is now approximately 10 metres closer to the houses and they dont seem bothered at all about the impact of light, air, noise pollution on the local residents. J2 could certainly be scaled down. Also there is a wildlife concern.

By Anonymous

& once more natural habitat, wildlife & green spaces lost forever. Makes me so mad the council always completely disregard the public’s views, they won’t be happy until ever bit of land is concreted over

By Em

This proposal is heavily contested by the local residents as the development heavily intrudes on the local community. The plot is home to Roe deer, badger and barn owls whose habitat will be destroyed.
This is not a good move for Rochdale and the planning committee should decline the application.

By Dan

Too much now! Give the wildlife a chance!
Plenty of empty sheds at this location!

By Manc

Really pleased to hear about this development. It will hopefully provide many desperately needed jobs to one of the most deprived towns in GM.
FYI I live in the Kingsway area. Drive through the business park daily and also go for family walks through the lanes.

By Graham R

This is close to a new residential development, much like the one in Chadderton near Foxdenton Lane and Broadway. Council planners don’t seem to care these days, anything goes. Imagine buying a nice new 350k house and someone builds three warehouses the size of 10 football pitches with 50 lorry bays.

By Alan

Residents should make sure that all mitigation of negative impact is implimented. Contact the CEO of each contruction contractor and CEO of WBD, You will find their details on their respective websites
In construction dust shields must be erected, Broad Band sound reverse alarms (not bleeps) should be fitted to all construction plant and HGV`s making deliveries. Broad band sound alarms are safer and less disturbing than bleeps, they make the shush, shush sound instead of bleeps that carry for miles. After or during construction, Acustic fencing should be erected with heavy planting on both sides.
In operation after construction, companies should be made to adhere to a strict noise mitigation protocol. No Bleeping, no horn honking, no loud music, shouting or banging. Make sure you insist on these measures via Wilson Bowden (all their contact details are on the WBD website) also contact the CEO of each company that occupies the units and contact local councillors and Environmental health officers for their assistance. WBD have an obligation since outline planning was granted, to mitigate as much as possible any negative impact that the development brings about.

By Anonymous

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