EMR Wigan

Wigan metal recycling facility approved

European Metal Recycling Group has won planning permission at appeal for the development of a £2.5m metal recycling facility in Ince, Wigan.

The scrap yard will be built on a brownfield site in Makerfield Way, and is expected to process around 10,000 tonnes of re-usable steel each year.

The planning and development team at JLL advised EMR since the initial submission of a planning application in 2013, which proved controversial locally and was rejected by the council despite a recommendation for approval by planning officers.

This is the third permission which JLL has secured for EMR at appeal in 14 months, following successes in Cornwall and Halton.

Frazer Sandwith, associate director of planning and development at JLL, said: "The planning successes across these sites were fully justified and will contribute to investment and job creation in the local areas. The metals sector continues to be one of the UK's largest in the manufacturing industry – employing more people than the motor and aerospace industries combined – and has significant potential for export growth."

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