INVISTA Brockworth has been part of the Brockworth since the late 1950s starting as British Nylon Spinners, then ICI followed by DuPont. As an internationally recognised centre for nylon fabric production, McLoughlin Planning has been instrumental in helping the company move forward with reducing its energy consumption by securing Certificates of Lawful Development for various plant installations across the factory.
Installing plant and equipment benefits from Permitted Development Rights and as part of the company’s drive to promote energy efficiency at the plant, it has installed combined heat and power plants and the latest condenser technology. In both cases, McLoughlin Planning has prepared, submitted and managed the Certificate of Lawful Development process to ensure that INVISTA has the necessary consents in place to ensure that the plant benefits from permission as quickly as possible.
A tight timescale, a green belt site and important commercial drivers made this project as unusual as it was interesting.
A tight timescale, a green belt site and important commercial drivers made this project as unusual as it was interesting. Triumph needed to relocate and had been searching for a new factory site for two years before it was offered land at Staverton.
We took the project from its earliest moments to an approved application at the first attempt in only six months – all in the prism of a General Election campaign. An adjacent site had already been turned down, so work with the local planning authority, LEP and an MP was vital to securing permission on the grounds of very special circumstances.
The result was a 2,000 sq m high-tech manufacturing facility which brought 200 skilled jobs to the UK from China to support an international business to export its products around the world.
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