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> WBC officers endorse QTR's huge warehouse on Greenham Common
Andy Capp
post Jan 10 2014, 12:51 PM
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I see in the NWN that WBC planners have advised to approve a huge warehouse on Greenham Common. This will result in may hundreds of lorry movements a day on the Basingstoke Road and possibly through the town.
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post Jan 10 2014, 01:29 PM
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Just as Auntie Pam is trying to get lorries banned from going through Newbury. Brilliant! You couldn't make it up.


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post Jan 10 2014, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 10 2014, 01:29 PM) *
Just as Auntie Pam is trying to get lorries banned from going through Newbury. Brilliant! You couldn't make it up.



Trucks will just use the BY PASS like they are supposed to.

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post Jan 10 2014, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jan 10 2014, 01:41 PM) *
Trucks will just use the BY PASS like they are supposed to.


Yeah right.
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post Jan 10 2014, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 10 2014, 01:29 PM) *
Just as Auntie Pam is trying to get lorries banned from going through Newbury. Brilliant! You couldn't make it up.


I know. The base is 'handed back' then becomes flipping great warehouse... brilliant!
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post Jan 10 2014, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 03:24 PM) *
I know. The base is 'handed back' then becomes flipping great warehouse... brilliant!


Perhaps the control tower will make money as a new transport cafe then! laugh.gif


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post Jan 10 2014, 04:16 PM
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At least you won't come across heavily armed convoys anymore; they used to take the Greenham warheads out for walkies as I called it!
This would be a cue for protesters to try & disrupt, get amongst the vehicles.

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post Jan 10 2014, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jan 10 2014, 01:41 PM) *
Trucks will just use the BY PASS like they are supposed to.


Before Biker mentions it, the by pass is the wrong side. The majority of lorries to and from Basingstoke (M£) via Newbury Town emanate from the massive distribution depots in Thatcham. Our planners have really been forward thinking haven't they? WBC still seems to think we can go back to 1956 laugh.gif


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post Jan 10 2014, 05:45 PM
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I wonder what impact this will have on local allotments?
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post Jan 10 2014, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Jan 10 2014, 05:45 PM) *
I wonder what impact this will have on local allotments?


They are keeping the pollution down by reducing the need to import food. Our dear WBC is doing its level best to do the exact opposite. Their idea of a greener Berkshire comes from a B&Q colour chart tongue.gif


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post Jan 10 2014, 06:53 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Jan 10 2014, 05:53 PM) *
They are keeping the pollution down by reducing the need to import food. Our dear WBC is doing its level best to do the exact opposite. Their idea of a greener Berkshire comes from a B&Q colour chart tongue.gif

As if user23 actually cares, but it seems that the Greenham Common Trust and West Berks Council have as about much care over what happens on their land as Newbury Town Council does on theirs.

This is just a wrong place for a distribution depot.
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post Jan 10 2014, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 06:53 PM) *
This is just a wrong place for a distribution depot.

There is a huge amount of suitable land between the A4 & M4 to the N methinks......
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post Jan 10 2014, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Jan 10 2014, 06:59 PM) *
There is a huge amount of suitable land between the A4 & M4 to the N methinks......

Agreed.
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post Jan 10 2014, 07:10 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 06:53 PM) *
As if user23 actually cares, but it seems that the Greenham Common Trust and West Berks Council have as about much care over what happens on their land as Newbury Town Council does on theirs.

This is just a wrong place for a distribution depot.


Quite agree, amazed WBC are surprised!


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post Jan 10 2014, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 06:53 PM) *
As if user23 actually cares, but it seems that the Greenham Common Trust and West Berks Council have as about much care over what happens on their land as Newbury Town Council does on theirs.

This is just a wrong place for a distribution depot.



Perhaps since the Business Rates retention was announced they have been more interested in getting schemes that will pay their wages and reduce their risk of redundancy. So they do care but not necessarily for the public interest.
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post Jan 10 2014, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 12:51 PM) *
I see in the NWN that WBC planners have advised to approve a huge warehouse on Greenham Common. This will result in may hundreds of lorry movements a day on the Basingstoke Road and possibly through the town.

But let's not forget that it'll also result in many more local jobs. Some parts of the country would kill to have depots like this.
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post Jan 10 2014, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 10 2014, 07:00 PM) *
Agreed.


I agree with that.
Greenham Common is not really suitable for a distribution warehouse.

Anyone want to get some signs made up and we can go protest?


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post Jan 10 2014, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Jan 10 2014, 07:59 PM) *
I agree with that.
Greenham Common is not really suitable for a distribution warehouse.

Anyone want to get some signs made up and we can go protest?
A protest at Greenham Common? That's original.
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post Jan 10 2014, 08:06 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Jan 10 2014, 07:53 PM) *
But let's not forget that it'll also result in many more local jobs. Some parts of the country would kill to have depots like this.

The distribution warehouse is great, it just doesn't have the transport infrastructure here to service it without clogging up the local traffic.


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post Jan 10 2014, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (spartacus @ Jan 10 2014, 07:53 PM) *
But let's not forget that it'll also result in many more local jobs. Some parts of the country would kill to have depots like this.


Agreed, which makes it even more vital to have the infrastructure supporting them. Are WBC trying to shed employment in the locality as part of some daft relocation scheme? I seem to remember some LD Concillor in Thatcham suggesting something very much like that when Sony pulled out a few years back.


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