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Owners of A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth prepare to fight plan for concrete block making site

The owners of a truck stop on the A1 say plans for a concrete block-making facility could have a disastrous effect on the business.

Albert and Margaret White, who have run the A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth for more than 22 years, were going to object to the plan at a meeting of South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee, but the agenda item was deferred.

Mr White said they felt the noise that could be caused by the facility proposed by Geo Quarries (Colsterworth) Ltd would put off lorry drivers from using the rest stop.

The A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth
The A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth

He added: “As pointed out in our submissions to the council, if drivers don’t want to park at this designated site because of the noise, they will find anywhere else to park such as laybys, which will put a strain on the already overloaded police in our area.”

Applicant Geo Quarries (Colsterworth) Ltd has submitted plans which show the facility screened off from its surroundings.

A noise impact report says “the noise associated with the development will be inaudible at these (nearby) locations. Accordingly the development is considered to be acceptable in terms of potential noise impacts.”

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