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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...

March 6, 2018

We are now set to ask the Secretary of State to intervene in this long running saga. 

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will consider the environmental impact of building this factory on farmland and direct ECDC as to whether a full environmenta...

December 5, 2017

McCann have finally responded to challenges to the validity of their claim that the new factory would create 90 jobs.  This comes as it has emerged that they claimed a similar factory, recently built in Cheshire, would create just 20 - 30 jobs!

McCann announced the clai...

November 27, 2017

We have consistently challenged McCann’s claim that the site will not be noisy.  We have pointed out that the noise readings in their reports, if they were taken at all, were not taken at Littleport. 

Now an independent report, commissioned by the council itself, h...

October 15, 2017

It has now emerged that the noise reports submitted by FP McCann contain information which is, at best, misleading and, at worst, fraudulent.

We have consistently claimed that the noise reports were severely flawed and we are now vindicated. 

Analysis has shown that “rea...

September 10, 2017

Following complaints made by residents, ECDC has agreed to meet with representatives to discuss claims of bias and pre-determination in the handling of this planning application. 

A copy of the letter requesting the meeting can be viewed here.  The letter was signed by...

September 10, 2017

The Ely Standard is following progress of this application with a series of balanced news articles.  The latest online article, covering the jobs claim, is here:

£2 million Littleport concrete plant expansion would bring 46 jobs - not 90, say finance experts at Anglia R...

August 30, 2017

In its first planning application and, before that, at meetings with planners and councillors, FP McCann made the claim that the new factory and concrete storage area would create 90 jobs for local people.  Ever since then planners, councillors and even many local peop...

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