Planning permission granted for £390m Welsh glass bottle plant

Today (16 June), Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (BGCBC) agreed a resolution to grant planning permission to CiNER Glass UK. At the Rassau Industrial Estate, north of Ebbw, the company will build a glass container manufacturing facility. The facility will use recycled glass.

The build will become one of the largest investments in South Wales for decades, CiNER Glass UK has said. It has also revealed plans to bring about ‘600 highly skilled jobs’ to the area on a 21.5ha vacant plot within the Rassau Industrial Estate.

As well as this, CiNER Glass UK exressed hopes for the project to ‘model a catalyst for economic regeneration’, helping increase investment in the circular economy in Wales.