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Owners of A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth prepare to fight plan for concrete block making site

The owners of a truck stop on the A1 near Grantham say plans for a concrete block making facility next to their premises could have a disastrous effect on their business.

Albert White and his wife Margaret have run the A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth for more than 22 years.

They had been prepared to make their objections to the plan at a meeting of South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee but it was deferred.

The A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth. (42716690)
The A1 Truck Stop at Colsterworth. (42716690)

Mr White told the Journal: “We are fighting this application with our own noise expert consultants along with legal advice but we feel that the implications of this planning going ahead could jeopardise the long-term future of the Truck Stop, that my wife and myself have built up over the years, as well as having a knock-on effect to the safety on the A1 and local roads if drivers are tired when leaving our Truck Stop because of the noise.

“As pointed out in our submissions to the council, if drivers don’t want to park at this designated site because of the noise, then they will find anywhere else to park such as laybys, which will put a strain on the already overloaded police in our area.”

The plan’s applicants, Geo Quarries (Colsterworth) Ltd, have submitted plans which show the facility screened off from its surroundings. A noise impact report says “the noise associated with the development will be inaudible at these (nearby) locations. Accordingly the development is considered to be acceptable in terms of potential noise impacts.”

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