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Homeowners slam council for allowing 60ft high warehouse 'monstrosity' behind their houses 

Homeowners have vented their anger at a vast 60ft high warehouse described as an ‘eyesore’ and a ‘monstrosity’ that was allowed to be built behind their homes.

Neighbours on Tourney Green in Warrington, Cheshire, which is the most affected street, fear the construction of the new distribution centre will greatly affect their house prices. 

Resident Paul Taylor slammed Warrington Council’s decision to approve the construction of the huge building, which will obstruct his street’s pleasant views.

He said the construction has ‘impacted massively’ on the residents’ lives and HGVs and construction workers have caused dust and dirt to blow over their properties.

It is not yet know which company will lease the building but other firms using space on the same development include Royal Mail, Hermes, Asda, Dominos and Amazon.

Homeowners have condemned an enormous 60ft high warehouse described as an 'eyesore' and a 'monstrosity' that was allowed to be built behind their homes. Pictured: Resident Paul Taylor's view from his home

Homeowners have condemned an enormous 60ft high warehouse described as an ‘eyesore’ and a ‘monstrosity’ that was allowed to be built behind their homes. Pictured: Resident Paul Taylor’s view from his home

People living nearby branded it an ‘outrageous planning decision’ and are demanding answers from Warrington Borough Council.

Planning documents state the existing two-metre fence around nearby homes would ‘help obscure’ the warehouse, as would the three-metre trees at the back of the homes.

Residents dispute the claims and say natural sunlight in the evening will also be blocked by the large building.

Natural sunlight in the evening will also be blocked, residents say.

Paul, whose view from the front of his house is impacted, said: ‘We have lived on Tourney Green for more than 20 years and this monstrosity started to be a visible eyesore around six months ago.

Neighbours on Tourney Green in Warrington, Cheshire, which is the most affected street, fear the Omega South construction will greatly affect their house prices

Neighbours on Tourney Green in Warrington, Cheshire, which is the most affected street, fear the Omega South construction will greatly affect their house prices

‘We have had many issues with the developer over constant dust and dirt blowing over to our properties and on top of this is the prominence of the construction overlooking some of our homes.

‘It has impacted massively on our livelihoods, let alone the devaluation of our properties.’

Four objections were received by planning officers from residents and these raised concerns about the close proximity, increased traffic, noise pollution and scale of the constructions.

Nearby Domino’s Pizza factory also submitted an objection to the development due to the increase in HGV and potentially harmful fumes.

Despite the objections, the planning documents stated that the nearest residential property would be around 85 metres away from the second unit and ‘some glimpses of Omega through trees and over fencing would be possible’.

Planning documents state the existing two-metre fence around nearby homes would 'help obscure' the warehouse, as would the three-metre trees at the back of the homes

Planning documents state the existing two-metre fence around nearby homes would ‘help obscure’ the warehouse, as would the three-metre trees at the back of the homes

Due to this, they concluded that there would not be an ‘unacceptable impact by way of loss of outlook or overlooking’.

A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: ‘This application was recommended for approval in accordance with our local development plan.

‘It fully took into account all relevant considerations including representations received from the public.

‘As with all planning applications, the application was judged on its own merits under national planning policy.

‘Conditions were applied to the application to mitigate the impact of the development to an acceptable level.’ 

Paul, whose view from the front of his house is impacted, said: 'We have lived on Tourney Green for more than 20 years and this monstrosity started to be a visible eyesore around six months ago

Paul, whose view from the front of his house is impacted, said: ‘We have lived on Tourney Green for more than 20 years and this monstrosity started to be a visible eyesore around six months ago

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