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Warehouses 'will damage skyline'

People living near an industrial estate in a Staffordshire town say a proposed new warehouse complex would damage their skyline.

Prologis wants to build two warehouses near junction 14 off the M6.

But some residents in Creswell, Stafford, say the buildings planned for Primepoint would tower over others in the area by nearly 5m (16ft).

The plans will now be considered by the Public Inspectorate after they were rejected by Stafford Borough Council.

The inspectorate will hear the plans after Prologis appealed against the council decision.

The firm, which develops warehouses for industrial and distribution use, calls the Stafford site "one of most important distribution locations in the country".

Protestors say the warehouses would by second only in height on the town skyline to Stafford Castle. They also claim their construction would damage local wildlife, in particular newts and badgers.


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