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Concern at Steelworks application in Naphill
A RETROSPECTIVE application for a steelworks business in Naphill has caused discontent amongst residents.
Wrightway Structural Steel Fabrications has applied for retrospective permission for the use of a redundant barn for B2 use at Hunts Hill Farm.
Work carried out there involves cutting steel joists for the building industry.
But Wycombe District Councillor David Carroll said: "It is a badly sited business. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and not appropriate at all.
"Obviously the residents in the area are up in arms because it ruins the environment."
The planning application said the barn has been insulated to prevent noise escaping and a small lorry is used for transportation out of the farm.
It said a single fixed wheel base lorry is used for delivery approximately once a week.
Cllr Carroll added: "I certainly hope planning officers don't approve it. If they do approve it I will be calling it to committee because there seems to be a lot of objections.
"It is the wrong place."
There are a number of objections on the application.
Ray Payne from Bayley Gardens, Naphill said: "The noise and pollution levels are completely unacceptable in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and combined with the use of a single track country lane for lorries up to and including juggernaut size makes this application completely outrageous."
The application said Wrightway Structural Steel Fabrications Ltd was started by Chris Wright and set up during the recession.
It said the business is doing well with clients mainly based in the High Wycombe area.
The application said the business has been trying to find another location but had no luck during the last six months.
It said: "This planning application is lodged in the hope that the local planning authority will grant, at the very least, a temporary permission to enable Wrightway Structural Steels to continue to contribute to the country's economy."
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