Kronospan – Plans to submit planning application for
BC summarised the pre-planning consultation on the new
warehouse alongside Holyhead Road.
Discussion was held and the following observations,
criticisms and reservations were made.
The substantial footprint
The size and height of the building is not in keeping
with the historical area.
Proximity to local residents.
Height of the pitched roof is too high.
The existing entrance is not sufficient
An increase in the number of vehicles including HGV’s
using the existing entrance.
Impact on the weighbridge – additional vehicles will
be entering/exiting site once new warehouse operational.
Weighbridge failure – impact on the site and Chirk.
Lack of any additional employment
Concerns of reduction in the bund, as the current
bund was written into an existing operational planning
permission which is still valid.
The current bund assists with noise reduction; if the
bund is reduced this would have a negative noise impact.
Removal of mature trees in a conservation area.
The reduction of the bund will mean cutting down
trees affecting the local biodiversity.
The bund does not go all the way along the new
The additional operational noise will be heard in
Chirk as the development is so close the road.
Residents can hear the fork lift trucks now – this
will only get worse.
It states walls are to be insulated but what about
when the doors are left open
The roof is not insulated.
Operations from the warehouse
The plans do not state what type of operational work
will be undertaken from the warehouse.
What plant/machinery is going in?
What type of machinery will be used on a daily basis
– (linked to noise impact)
Lack of clarity on the market change – to what extent
does it require a warehouse of this scale.
Additional comments that Members made were:
Cement trucks are going in at night - concerns that works
have already began.
Concerns over field opposite Y Wern, Lodgevale. Why have the
trees been planted – what do they want to create a barrier
MR raised the issue that residents feel intimidated about
going to Kronospan to view the plans for a range of reasons,
but mainly people feel uncomfortable entering a
manufacturing site. All members agreed and had similar
feedback from residents. Members were only aware of one
resident going to Kronospan reception to view the plans. JA
proposed to write to Kronospan to request the plans be made
available at the Parish Hall free of charge.
Clerk to send letter on 08/06/2021.
JA suggested that the Clerk writes to Mr McKenna to request
a site visit/tour in the near future. MR seconded. All
agreed. Clerk to action.
Members felt that with only one week left for comments to be
made this was not sufficient time. LP proposed to request an
extension to the consultation deadline. TE seconded. All
agreed. Clerk to action.
BC summarised all the comments to be feedback to the Agent.
The Planning Committee unanimously agreed to submit these
Clerk to submit Council’s comments.