Ed Vaizey concerns over Sutton Courtenay warehouse plans

  • 30 September 2013
  • From the section Oxford
Sutton Courtenay warehouse
Image caption Campaigners say the new building will be so high it will be visible from Sutton Courtenay

An MP says he fears a giant warehouse would be "too big" and "inappropriate" near an Oxfordshire village.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey also said his constituents had "many concerns" about the plans for the site near Sutton Courtenay.

A planning application has been submitted for the 62-acre (26-hectare) site, which would operate 24 hours a day and include parking for 300 HGVs.

Developer Cordea Savills LLP says the centre would create up to 3,000 jobs.

Traffic fears

The storage space and offices would also include almost 700 car parking spaces.

Campaigners who oppose the proposed site say the new building will be so high it will be visible from Sutton Courtenay.

They also fear the impact of traffic generated by the proposed 3,000 new employees.

A spokesman for Cordea Savills said the traffic plans for the site had been approved by Oxfordshire County Council.

"The HGV traffic would be diverted away from Sutton Courtenay village centre," he said.

The company said it had consulted extensively with the local community.

The Vale of White Horse District Council has yet to schedule a date for the hearing of the planning application.

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