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Neilson’s Sidings Wellingborough

Employment & Regeneration

Firstplan, acting for the Dutch recycling company, A Jansen b v, entered into pre app discussions with Northamptonshire County Council and Wellingborough Borough Council, to obtain planning permission for the company’s first concrete block making facility in the UK – the Legioblock system – on railway sidings in Wellingborough.

The discussions focussed on the sustainable nature of the operation, involving the importation by rail of raw materials from recycled sources, and the manufacture of the Legioblocks. The relevant issues centred on sustainability, ecology, the use of the national rail network, and environmental considerations centred on the block making process.

Planning permission was granted following a thorough examination of these matters.