Castle Cement Expansion - Approved


The planning committee have approved the application for Hanson Cement to install a new vertical roller mill and rail loading facility.

You can view the committee webcast here:

Although some residents were vocally opposed to the proposal, the Community Council, and Councillors were broadly accepting that newer, more efficient equipment resulting in reduced HGV traffic would be a good thing. There remain real concerns about emissions, noise and the continuous use of the older 'mothballed' mills at the same time.

Planning permission is just one part of the application process, Natural Resources Wales issue a permit for the operation and that is under review now and we are keen to ensure that they monitor the operation properly for the safety and comfort of the residents of Penyffordd.