Cut-down warehouse plan tabled as developer appeals

Cut-down warehouse plan tabled as developer appeals

Cut-down warehouse plan tabled as developer appeals

First published in News

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a million square feet of warehouse space west of Didcot Power Station have been resubmitted after developers reduced the building’s height by 4.5 metres.

Residents from Sutton Courtenay opposed the scheme in May, when it was thrown out by planning officials, because of its scale and feared impact on nearby roads.

But now developer Diageo Pension Trust Ltd said it will appeal against the previous refusal while also lodging plans for a version with a 20 per cent reduction in height.

Diageo planning consultant Nik Lyzba said: “The revised application reduces the height of the building closest to the edge of Sutton Courtenay since the May refusal.

“This is in addition to the earlier reduction in its height by five metres.

“It means that the revised plan lowers the height by a total of 9.5 metres compared to the original submission.”

The developer said the building’s “footprint” had also been reduced by 10,000 square metres, with the main buildings being moved further away from Sutton Courtenay.

A spokesman added: “Diageo Pension Trust Ltd has looked at the reasons for refusal [in May] and is intending to lodge an appeal against the council’s decision.”

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