Plans approved for a new building to house an auto parts business

A two-storey building to serve as the base of an auto parts business is set to be constructed in Oldham after a planning application is approved.

The development is expected to be built on vacant land behind some existing businesses and on land which previously housed closed garages which have now been vacated.

It will be a two storey brick structure with a pitched tiled roof as well as a single storey unit finished with profiled steel cladding and facing bricks on Sunfield Road near the Coldhurst area of the borough.

The claimant’s current business, which is based in other locations in Greater Manchester, will operate from the Sunfield Road site.

There is parking adjacent to the site, however, the request states that this is not part of the development.

In the design and access statement of the development application, it is stated that the existing land is often used for the dumping of garbage and fly tipping, which the owner cleans up at his own expense.

The statement, which was prepared on behalf of Shoaib Ahmed, says that by turning the land into a location for a business, it will benefit the area and its people as it will not act as an abandoned site that “attracts bad people”. types of users”.

However, despite this claim, some residents have expressed concern over the development.

A nearby resident said he was worried about the effect it would have on his home’s natural light and noise which he said would last “seven days a week”.

Another person who commented on the app also said they were concerned about the impact it would have on the light in nearby apartments.

They also wondered about the potential disruption the construction of the building would cause as well as the opening hours of the business.

On the Notice of Approval, which gave the applicants planning permission, it was stated that the business could only operate between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

The application was originally submitted in June 2021 and after some modifications, it was approved on May 13.

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