NFDC plans £5m move for Claymeadow depot in Totton
I think residents in Hounsdown will broadly welcome the closure of the Claymeadow depot and its' relocation elsewhere.
There has always been a level of noise nuisance which residents have put up with over the years. However, the best reason to re-locate the site is to remove lorry movements along Jacobs Gutter Lane, which is the main route for accessing Hounsdown School.
Lorries and children are never a good mix!
Nothing is yet settled because the move depends on a successful planning application for re-locating it down the Waterside.
I expect the District Council will develop the site for housing. I will obviously be keeping a very close eye on emerging plans because we have the nearby Hounsdown Hall, a really important community facility. It remains to be seen how this might be impacted.
AN APPLICATION to move facilities at the Claymeadow council dept to a new £5m site at Hardley industrial estate has been submitted.
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