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Is factory site the worst eyesore in Wirral?
11:43am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Letters
WHEN planning permission was originally granted in the 1960s for the development of the Champions Sparks Plugs factory, the working site was set back to allow the woodland along Arrowe Brook Road to be continued on to the Arrowe Park Road frontage.
This was required to screen out views of the factory in a way that was in keeping with the wooded character of the area.
The condition attached to the planning approval, however, was never implemented and, instead, only a row of leylandii trees was planted, along the line of industrial fencing.
Since the closure of Champions in 2006, the buildings have been occupied by an assortment of uses, ranging from furniture salerooms to self-storage.
The trees have been felled, opening up ugly views of the industrial complex and this appalling situation has been made worse by the unauthorised erection of a clutter of unsightly advert hoardings.
Despite attempts by Wirral Council’s enforcement officers to remove them, they have persistently been replaced.
Is this now the worst eyesore in Wirral?
Rod Hutchinson by email.