Lorry parking plan concern for Fairfield residents

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Controversial plans to allow Lomas Distribution to continue parking lorries in Fairfield has been met with a backlash from residents.

The haulage company, based at Waterswallows, has submitted a planning application relating to the parking of ten HGV vehicles and ten HGV trailers, with access and use on a 24/7 basis along with the parking of cars associated with the operation, on Tongue Lane Industrial Estate.

High Peak borough councillor Fiona Sloman said: “The lorries thunder up and down all hours of the night, and why does Lomas need a depot here in residential Fairfield when Waterswallows is so close and not surrounded by houses?

“If this application goes ahead it will make people’s lives a misery.”

A statutory declaration to the council states LD Transport Services was granted a Goods Vehicle Operating licence for ten vehicles to park on the site back in 2003 with no restrictions.

However, during a public consultation which ended last week, 30 responses have been sent to the council. One respondent commented“I object to this planning application due to the noise and rattling of empty wagons and trailers passing my house at all times of the day and night.

“This is a residential area where there are kids that go to the local school that walk and play on Tongue Lane. The road is not wide enough for these wagons to be passing parked cars outside residents’ homes.”

Lomas Distribution declined to comment. A council decision on the application has yet to be made.