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GREEN LIGHT FOR SITE ROW BOTTLE FIRM; But four year legal wrangle continues.

Byline: LIAM MURPHY

RETROSPECTIVE plans for a controversial glass factory are set to be approved by councillors next week.

The Quinn Glass factory at Elton near Chester has been at the centre of legal wrangles since before it was completed in 2005.

In the latest twist Cheshire West and Chester Council's Strategic Planning Committee is to receive a recommendation to approve an application for planning permission submitted by Quinn Glass Ltd, which employs more than 600 people at the bottle factory.

Quinn - which is currently facing an enforcement notice to cease operations and remove unauthorised buildings - has submitted an application covering all buildings and operations on site.

Competitor Ardagh Glass unsuccessfully challenged the council's right to deter mine the planning application earlier this year, although Ardagh is seeking to overturn that ruling.

APPROVAL: factory at Elton,

The council said the outcome of this appeal may yet affect any decision reached by the Strategic Planning Committee.

And even if councillors follow the recommendation the decision could still be overturned.

This is because the application will have to be referred to the Government Office for the North West, potentially leading to a public inquiry.

Cheshire West and Chester chief executive Steve Robinson said: "Whilst the Head of Development Management has put forward his own recommendation, members of the Strategic Planning Committee will consider every aspect of the report in detail before coming to their own decision."

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Date:Aug 27, 2009
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