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December 9, 2019

A further report by the council’s independent noise consultants (AAP) has proved conclusively that the proposals will create an unacceptable noise disturbance.  This follows visits to the site and their own measurements which finally give the lie to a series of “dodgy...

December 9, 2019

On the campaign trail in flood-hit Derbyshire, the prime minister said on 5 December: “We've got to stop building on flood plains. We've got to stop building on areas which are vulnerable to flooding.” (source The Independent)

We agree.

October 30, 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority last week announced that it has fined F P McCann in excess of £25m for its involvement in a price-fixing cartel which rigged the market and overcharged its customers over a seven-year period.  More information is available on the g...

September 8, 2019

For some months, McCann have been doing building work including using the land that should first be the subject of planning approval.  Complaints were made to the council but it took them a few months to investigate.  The council has recently conceded that McCann is in...

July 29, 2019

Analysis of the latest documents on noise has been completed.  This analysis shows that important noisy activities remain excluded and also highlights the prospect of a "fudge" being put together on this important impact.

There is evidence that the council's advisors ha...

July 17, 2019

Another round of consultation has been issued about McCann's latest efforts to persuade the planners and their experts that the new site will not be noisy.  These latest documents are currently being assessed and we will post the analysis here shortly.

McCann remain una...

May 12, 2019

The first blog since last August and, unbelievably, the saga continues.

McCann waited until December to submit a raft of documents in the hope that the consultation period on them would take place over Christmas and they would slip through unnoticed (they tried this tac...

August 17, 2018

The last few months have seen lots of activity behind the scenes.  We've been very busy challenging various aspects of the planning application and the true nature of this proposal is becoming clearer to all involved.

Noise consultants working for the Council have forma...

May 15, 2018

Objectors have responded to the new environmental report issued by ECDC.  Written by consultants, and working from information provided by McCann, it says that the new factory - which is over 33,000sqft in area, 50ft high and with silos 64ft high - will be "imperceptib...

April 27, 2018

The council has issued a series of letters inviting comments on the environmental impact of this proposal.  This feels like the last opportunity we will get so all who object to the plans are encouraged to reaffirm their opposition by writing in again by 8 May.  The we...

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