Special Meeting with Councillor Mark Stocks RE: McCann

Parishioners of Byley, Allostock, Lach Dennis and Cranage are Invited to a Special Meeting with Councillor Mark Stocks RE: McCann

I would like to bring a planning application that has just been submitted on behalf of McCann Limited – a Northern Ireland company who have taken over the former Buchans site at Byley – to all of your attention.

The plans are for a massive increase in the size and planned operation on the site – I am advised they are planning to more than double the output.

The Proposal – ’16/02475/FUL’
“Erection of new production shed, 6 travelling cranes, concrete skip rail and additional product storage areas. Retention of a lorry and plant storage area, relocation of staff parking and welfare facilities, the provision of pedestrian walkway, security fencing, security lighting, landscaping (including groundworks), the provision of additional drainage infrastructure and all other associated ancillary development (part retrospective)”

This development/expansion is totally out of character with rural Cheshire and if it were to be approved would affect all of our Parishes and Parishioners because of volume of traffic both passenger and commercial – large lorries bringing raw materials and taking large finished components to and from the M6 and other routes through each of our parishes.

The company have begun working without planning permission since December – destroying a large number of healthy trees I’m advised over 100 including large oak trees – we involved the Forestry Commission but McCann are ignoring a Forestry Commission order – ignoring Planning enforcement officers requests – ignoring Environment Acts re out of sociable hours working creating noise. Our paid officials are not using their enforcement powers to stop this. Looking at where they have other sites, Northern Ireland, Leicestershire & Staffordshire they are/have been in conflicts with residents/local councils.

They clearly have no intention of being a good neighbour, nor care about your local environment!

Come to a meeting with Councillor Mark Stocks
Byley Village Hall
Thursday 30th June – 7pm
to discuss the application and what we should do about it.
Note: The larger the public presence will show our concern.

Even if you can’t attend please write a letter stating your name and address and that you oppose the planning application ’16/02475/FUL’ as you believe the proposed development is not in line with rural Cheshire. Additional noise & light pollution and the increased traffic movements that are not suitable for our country roads and will have a lasting impact on our rural communities.

Thank you
John Beecroft – Chairman, Byley Parish