Security fencing plan to thwart joy-riders at Whitchurch industrial estate
Plans for the fencing at Waymills Industrial Estate in Whitchurch have been given the go-ahead by Shropshire Council. Mr F Worsencroft applied for the fencing because of problems with cars driving around his car park at night. Gary Chesters, writing on behalf of Mr Worsencroft, said: “The reason for the application is to prevent joy riders and trespassers from using the car park in a reckless manner.
“The applicant is having problems with cars driving around his car park at night.
“The applicant has several concerns about this including damage to the car park, liability if anyone gets injured and the time consuming effort it involves for both the landowner and police when damage occurs.
“The applicant’s insurance company also have concerns.
“The applicant owns the adjoining site which does have a security fence and there are no issues .
The new fencing will match the existing fence.”
The security fencing will be put up across the front and a small section at the rear of units 4 and 5.
The front section will be gated and it will be similar to the neighbouring set of units.
Shropshire Council case officer Luke Ashley said: “The proposed scale, design and appearance of the fencing will respect the existing character of the area and will not result in harm in regards to its visual impact or cause any detrimental impact on neighbouring properties.”