A warehouse makes people angry – level 3

19-02-2024 15:00

Residents of Hooke Close in Corby, Northamptonshire, UK, are outraged after an 18-meter-high warehouse was built behind their homes.

The council mistakenly consulted residents of Hubble Road, causing confusion and frustration. The development, located on the site of a former Weetabix factory, has left residents feeling trapped and surrounded by noise and vibrations. Many fear the warehouse will block sunlight and lower property values.

Despite apologies from the council, residents demand action, calling for the warehouse’s removal. The error highlights the importance of proper consultation in community planning projects to avoid such disruptions and conflicts in the future.

Difficult words: outraged (extremely angry), consult (to have discussions with someone before taking action).

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