Posted: Thu 21st May 2020

Flintshire plant hire company seeks more room to store machinery as building sites shut down due to coronavirus

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 21st, 2020


Campaign Advert

A Flintshire plant hire company is seeking more room to store machinery as building sites shut down due to the coronavirus crisis.

Thomas Plant Hire in Caerwys said construction firms had been returning equipment in their droves in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The business is now asking for temporary permission to use an area of land next to the depot as storage space at the site runs out.

An application to Flintshire Council shows the area of grass would be returned to its original condition after the end of the year.

In a letter to the local authority, planning consultant Howard Jones, who is acting on the company’s behalf, said: “The requirement for the temporary storage of plant, machinery and equipment is a direct result of the current coronavirus outbreak.

“Contractors who have been hiring these items from Thomas Plant Hire have returned them at very short notice, as the construction/building sites on which they were being used have closed.
“In addition, new construction projects, which require plant machinery and equipment have not commenced.

“Thomas Plant Hire has insufficient space on its existing plant hire depot site to accommodate all of the plant, machinery and equipment that has been returned.

“The temporary use of the land to the west and south of the Depot site, as described, enables all returned plant, machinery and equipment to be stored in a single location where appropriate security arrangements can be better provided.

“It is anticipated that by 31st December 2020, as Coronavirus restrictions are eased, the plant, machinery and equipment will be re-hired and returned to construction and building sites as they re-open.”

Sheets would be placed underneath the machinery to prevent any oil or other liquids from leaking.

Comments are currently being invited on the application on the council’s website.

Planners are aiming to make a decision towards the end of next month, although timescales are impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here).

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Reduced hours at Flintshire Recycling Centres cause long delays
  • Hawarden: Rotary Club to host table-top sale to support local charities
  • Cheshire: M56 collision – all lanes back open

  • More...

    Reduced hours at Flintshire Recycling Centres cause long delays

    News

    Hawarden: Rotary Club to host table-top sale to support local charities

    News

    Cheshire: M56 collision – all lanes back open

    News

    Flintshire apprentice achieves slice of victory in first ever Britain’s Best Cake contest

    News

    Liverpool police advise fans ahead of Taylor Swift concerts at Anfield

    News

    James Norton to raise diabetes awareness with CBeebies Bedtime Story written by North Wales author

    News

    M56 resurfacing work prompts overnight closures near Manchester Airport

    News

    Police urge vigilance after reports of thefts from vehicles on Uplands Avenue and Wepre Lane

    News

    Police appeal for witnesses after alleged assault on mobility scooter user in Mostyn

    News