Despite traffic concerns and some opposition, the Hastings Borough Council in Hastings, England, United Kingdom, has approved the construction of a 201-unit self-storage facility on the site of an old waste-vehicle depot.
The Curtis Storage site, which will be open six days per week, is projected to attract more than 13,500 automobiles per year to its access road, which already has some traffic congestion. In the past, the depot also attracted congestion.
The council considered forcing the developer to plant a tree line in front of the facility, but that measure was voted down. Instead, the council will ask the facility to build a concrete wall to screen the front doors of the units from the street.
Hastings is on the south coast of England, less than 70 miles south of London.