An established Teesside based Chemical Site is all set to undergo a multi-million pound expansion, creating around 80 jobs, following the successful grant of planning permission following an application submitted by Prism Planning.
Fine Organics have been established in Teesside since the 1970’s, moving to the present site in Seal Sands in 1984. The plant became part of the Chinese based Lianhetech Group in 2017 and the present site has been manufacturing specialist chemical for the pharmaceutical, agricultural and performance chemicals sectors.
Bucking the national trend, Lianhetech have a very positive view of the chemicals sector and have sought to extend the present site, adding new productions lines and new storage facilities at its Seal Sands base.
Prism Planning co-ordinated and submitted the planning application, and today Stockton Borough Council granted planning permission for its expansion, paving the way for work to start on site immediately.
Naturally the large scale expansion of a chemical site brings with it s host of challenges, from chemical storage, ecology, foul drainage, through to issues of flood management, and the application involved complex negotiations to get todays result.
Prism were proud to have been selected to support Lianhetech and to have played a small, but important art in the continued growth of the Tees Valley Economy. Todays result, coming hot on the heels of Teesside Mayors acquisition of SSI land, paints a promising view for our industrial and chemical sectors.
Prism Planning have acted for Nifco UK in respect of a number of planning applications relating to their site at Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.
Nifco UK specialise in the manufacture and supply of functional plastics parts from plastic fasteners to dampers and grab handles for the automotive industries as well as offering an injection mouldings service. They supply plastic parts to all major motor manufacturers presently operating in the UK, including Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Ford.
We first acted for Nifco UK in 2010, obtaining planning permission for them in February 2011 for their new 118,000sq.ft factory unit at the Durham Lane site, which allowed them to relocate from their old and out-dated premises off Yarm Lane, Stockton-on-Tees. Such was the success of the factory that Nifco sought to expand and in April 2013 we obtained planning permission for a second (69,000sq.ft) manufacturing and storage building at the Durham Lane, site.
Subsequently, we obtained planning permission on behalf of Nifco UK for minor revisions to the approved plans for the second factory unity in May 2014; revised entrance arrangements to the site, including new security barriers, in August 2014; confirmation in January 2017 that providing extract ventilation units to the first building was ‘permitted development’ and did not require the submission of a planning application permission; and planning permission for the roofing over of an external storage area in August 2018.