How ridiculous and underhand of the Council to start a consultation process just days before Christmas.
A sharp-eyed reader tells the Dame that the Council is trying to move the street cleaning facility from the Clearings luxury development site on to the Wiltshire Close Housing Estate.
If they get away with it will mean a huge return and for ground floor residents of Wiltshire Close a bird's eye view of a 24/7 rubbish facility.
This was the original plan as part of the Clearings redevelopment: (from the planning report)
- PROPOSAL: Demolition of Clearings 1 & 2, Leverett Street and Denyer Street depot
(collectively known as Clearings site), redevelopment to provide 69 residential units
comprising 62 apartments and 7 town houses, with ancillary facilities for residents,
basement car parking, landscaping, and walkway between Mossop Street and Denyer
Street and a replacement RBKC street cleaning facility on part of depot site.
More details of the new cleaning depot from the planning report:
- New Council street cleaning depot, which includes a covered storage yard
and 543sqm office/support accommodation provided within a three storey
building between the new Denyer Street townhouses and the Baker and Spice cafe. There is no basement in this part of the site
These are the details of the upcoming exhibition this Wednesday 21st. It would be good if as many people as possible could attend:
URGENT: Re. Street-Cleaning facility planned for Wiltshire Close:
An exhibition will be held on Wed 21st Dec 3-7pm at Marlborough Interim School main hall regarding the Council's plans to move the street cleaning facility to Wiltshire Close.
This was NOT part of the original plans, they were to go on the Clearings luxury development site.
From the plans it appears some of the apartment windows on the ground floor will look directly onto the shed (see pic)
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