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NRW consults on Wrexham factory’s permit application

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is consulting on a permit variation application needed to operate a factory near Wrexham.

Kronospan Ltd in Chirk has applied to vary its environmental permit, required to transfer activities that are regulated by Wrexham County Borough Council to NRW.

NRW’s main aim is to make sure that the wood-based panels factory is regulated in a way that will bring about environmental improvements.

The application covers wood processing and log yard activities, manufacturing MDF and particle/strand board and operating biomass boilers.

A proposal for a new oriented strand board production line also forms part of the application.

NRW is holding a drop-in session on Wednesday 19 September, 2pm-8pm, at Chirk Parish Hall Council Chamber so that people can learn more about the application and give their views.

Lyndsey Rawlinson, North East Wales Manager for NRW said:

“We only issue an environmental permit to a company if we are completely satisfied its detailed plans make it clear that it can operate safely, without harming the environment or local communities.

“As part of this process we are now consulting with local people and relevant organisations. All relevant information raised during the consultation will be considered before we come to a decision.”

Information about the application to vary the permit and how to have your say can be found on the website naturalresources.wales or email permittingconsultations@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk for a copy of the application.

The closing date for the consultation is 19 October 2018.

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