Knowles Transport of Wimblington believes it has resolved highways and road safety issues in revived 33 foot tall grain store proposals

PUBLISHED: 19:11 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 19:11 22 October 2015

Knowles application site

Knowles application site

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Knowles Transport has renewed its bid for a 33ft tall grain store after withdrawing a previous application earlier this year.

The site falls outside of any conservation area but is adjacent to a Grade II 
Listed building – being St Peter’s Church of Wimblington. The photo extract 
shows the application site frontage with the Listed Building in question in the 
backgroundThe site falls outside of any conservation area but is adjacent to a Grade II Listed building – being St Peter’s Church of Wimblington. The photo extract shows the application site frontage with the Listed Building in question in the background

The company has produced highways and road safety studies to support its new application for its Manea Road, Wimblington, site.

An existing access will be moved and built to withstand heavy HGV use, says a report to Fenland planners.

The application is now out for consultation; the company says the additional capacity will generate a 50 per cent increase in extra traffic using the site.

However the firm says “it must be considered that these movements only occur in line with crop harvesting and will not be all year round”.

The map extract below highlights the proximity of the proposed grain store building in 
relation to the Grade II Listed building, split by the A141. There is also an existing row of mature trees within the church yard.The map extract below highlights the proximity of the proposed grain store building in relation to the Grade II Listed building, split by the A141. There is also an existing row of mature trees within the church yard.

The new grain store will be well landscaped, says Peter Humphrey Associates who have prepared details of the grain store. An existing house (The Limes) on the site will also be demolished.

“This application also includes new perimeter security fencing and landscaping to enhance and tidy up the entire site,” says Peter Humphrey Associates.

“The proposed development will not only complete the existing site but will also significantly enhance the frontage which is currently looking untidy.

“The new grain store building’s appearance, materials and height will match the existing grain store building on site.”

Peter Humphrey Associates says a combination of new 2.5m green security mesh fence and 2.5m palisade fence is also proposed to the site perimeter.

The proposed grain store has a floor area of 2963m.sq.

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