Company appeals against planning decision
A wood panel manufacturer has appealed against a decision to refuse planning permission for new building.
Chirk company, Kronospan, says the wood store is part of its vision for the site in the future and ensure the factory's long term viability.
Wrexham Council's planning committee turned down the plans for a new raw board store saying it would have a visual impact on the Llangollen Canal, part of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage site.
In its appeal to the Government Planning Inspectorate the company says assessments undertaken by technical advisors showed a reduction in the visual impact from the original proposals and points out that no objections were raised by Cadw or the Canal and River Trust, which manages the World Heritage Site.
“The Appeal Proposal forms part of Kronospan Vision 2020, a capital investment programme with a total cost of £200 million.
“Kronospan Vision 2020 involves delivery of new buildings and improved raw material handling facilities. It will also provide significant investment in new manufacturing equipment and the reorganisation of product flow within the existing buildings to improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process.”
"It will deliver environmental improvements at the site and ensure the long term viability of the business by improving the manufacturing efficiently and productivity. "