Steel fabrication business not suited to residential area

A STEEL fabrication business run from the old Peacock’s site in Station Road may be investigated by Peterborough City Council’s environmental health department.

The business – Moore Steel Development – makes large steel support structures and has attracted complaints from nearby homes due to its 24-hour operation.

It has been checked by city council planners, but planning permission was granted back in 1989 for general industrial use which includes the current activity and there are no restrictions on hours of operation.

Tony Whittle, compliance officer said: “In my view this activity is totally unsuitable in a residential area and would never get consent today. However, the original permission still applies and cannot be revoked.

“I have advised the company that although there are no planning conditions restricting hours of operation I would be notifying Environmental Health to see if they are able to investigate this matter.”

In the meantime, the operators have said that anyone with particular concerns can call on 270729 to see if they can be resolved. Callers should ask for Damien Moore.

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