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Sugar can be kept at former north Norfolk airbase

16:13 16 February 2016

North Norfolk District Council chief executive Sheila Oxtoby.  Picture: James Bass

North Norfolk District Council chief executive Sheila Oxtoby. Picture: James Bass

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Councillors have agreed that sugar can be stored in hangars at the former RAF Coltishall base.

The refined sugar had previously been kept at what is now Scottow Enterprise Park without planning permission.

But North Norfolk District Council development committee members approved the temporary change of use for the hangars at a meeting last week.

Residents living nearby had complained about noise from lorries arriving and leaving the site late at night. This took place while the hangars were being filled and deliveries were subsequently limited to between 7am and 10pm.

A previous application to store the sugar was rejected last year. Enforcement action removing it from the site was put on hold at the request of the council’s chief executive Sheila Oxtoby while an amended proposal was put forward.

The application was approved with a traffic management plan and three-year time limit.

Lorries have been restricted to accessing the site between 7am and 10pm on weekdays and 7am and 4pm on Saturdays. Measures have also been put in place to protect murals inside the hangars, which have local listed status.

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