RESIDENTS have been left furious after an 18-metre high warehouse was given the go-ahead to be built behind their homes.

Neighbours on Tourney Green fear the Omega South construction along Burtonwood Road will greatly affect their house prices.

They are calling it an 'outrageous planning decision' and are demanding answers from Warrington Borough Council.

Planning documents state the existing two-metre acoustic fence would 'help obscure' the warehouse, as would the three-metre trees at the back of the homes.

Natural sunlight in the evening will also be blocked, residents say.

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Four objections were received by planning officers from residents and these raised concerns about the close proximity, increased traffic, noise pollution and scale of the constructions.

Nearby Domino's Pizza factory also submitted an objection to the development due to the increase in HGV and potentially harmful fumes.

Despite the objections, the planning documents stated that the nearest residential property would be around 85 metres away from the second unit and 'some glimpses of Omega through trees and over fencing would be possible'.

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Due to this, they concluded that there would not be an 'unacceptable impact by way of loss of outlook or overlooking'.

Paul Taylor, whose view from the front of his house is impacted, said: "We have lived on Tourney Green for more than 20 years and this monstrosity started to be a visible eyesore around six months ago.

"We have had many issues with the developer over constant dust and dirt blowing over to our properties and on top of this is the prominence of the construction overlooking some of our homes.

"It has impacted massively on our livelihoods, let alone the devaluation of our properties."

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A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “This application was recommended for approval in accordance with our local development plan.

"It fully took into account all relevant considerations including representations received from the public.

"As with all planning applications, the application was judged on its own merits under national planning policy.

“Conditions were applied to the application to mitigate the impact of the development to an acceptable level.”