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Up in arms again over factory bidCAMPAIGNERS who lost the battle to stop a new factory being built are protesting again after the firm asked for a ban on vehicles at night to be lifted.17:07, 7 MAY 2005Updated11:53, 22 JAN 2013Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!
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CAMPAIGNERS who lost the battle to stop a new factory being built are protesting again after the firm asked for a ban on vehicles at night to be lifted.
Angry residents told councillors the noise caused by 24 hour access to the site would make their lives a misery.
Hyde Investments was given permission to build a new factory and offices at the Delta Works site in Audenshaw in April but was told no vehicles could enter or leave between 6pm and 7am.
Now they want cars to be given access to the plant round the clock.
The speakers panel was told removing the clause would improve conditions for residents as it would allow workers to use the factory car park instead of surrounding streets.
But Steve Phillips, who lives near the factory, said: “We feel there is no justification for this change.
“During the night we have heard swearing, HGVs reversing, doors slamming, one time fork lift trucks moving at 4.20am and a game of football at 2.10am.
“We have served a notice of intent to take the matter to court.”
The Hyde Group will use the Delta Works site for three of its subsidiary companies.
A representative for the firm said allowing staff to use the car park would stop any problems. But a company boss, who turned up to the meeting, refused to talk to the panel.
Cllr Frank Robinson said: “In the past the Hyde Group has had a good name with Tameside Council. I am very disappointed.
“I feel as though they are treating members of the community and residents with contempt.
“Somewhere along the line there is no understanding, there’s no trust.”
The panel deferred the application.
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