As featured in The Press, Lib Dems in Rawcliffe & Clifton Without have today made a last-ditch attempt to stop the Self Storage Warehouse, in Water Lane, from getting the go ahead.
Local campaigners have been delivering hundreds of leaflets in the housing estates surrounding the site, following concerns from local residents, in an attempt to ensure that residents views opposing the development are considered when it goes to Planning Committee later this week.
The recommendation to the Planning Committee is to now approve the application, but residents have been worried about the height, size and location of the application. For example, for residents of the new RedRow estate next door, the three-story box would tower over their gardens.
Darryl Smalley, a local Lib Dem campaigner commented:
"We have been campaigning against this development for many months now, primarily due to the height and it's impact on a residential area. The development also fails to create many employment opportunities - this sort of site, in this location, on main bus routes and close to new residential development, could be utilised so much better.
"Since planning permission was first sought, the plans have been chopped and changed, with many false starts and cancelled meetings. It was only last month council officers recommended refusal; it's disappointing to see that they now recommend approval despite virtually nothing changing."