Turkey’s Ciner Glass has submitted revised plans for its UK glass manufacturing site.
The facility in Ebbw Vale, Wales known as Dragon Glass Bottle Factory, received planning approval in June 2022 but the Turkish manufacturer has submitted revised plans in a section 73 planning application to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.
Planning agents, Arup state: "It is considered that the proposed amendments would deliver an enhanced scheme to that currently approved, providing an increased level of quality to the overall proposed development."
Ciner want to change some of the ‘approved parameters’ to the scale, height, layout, appearance, access and landscape of the proposal.
The company also want to remove a condition which relates to Great Crested Newts as they believe they have provided ‘sufficient details’ on this topic.
Arup state: "The relevant Amphibian Survey Report confirms that no great crested newts were found within the site during 2022 and they are considered unlikely to be present."
The changes to the buildings will see a reduced height of the main process building (from 28m to 23m), reduced height of furnace roof (from 35m to 23m) and a 12m furnace ‘pop-up’ building to be included above the furnace area on the southern elevation as well as reduced height of the warehouse building (from 28m to 12.5m).
The planning documents continues that the size of the incoming materials yard will be reduced from 10,800sqm to 5,800sqm.
Ciner Glass received consent for the construction and operation of a purpose-built glass bottle manufacturing facility.
It includes two furnaces, two cullet buildings and stores for the storage and processing of rejected and recycled glass; two production lines for hot and cold processing, inspection and packaging of glass bottles as well as an automated warehousing facility for the storage and distribution of glass bottles at the site.