First plan for increased storage at Yate packaging factory approved

August 30 2016

A PACKAGING company in Yate has been told it can put four more silos on its site in Station Road so it can stockpile a larger quantity of raw materials.

A PACKAGING company in Yate has been told it can put four more silos on its site in Station Road so it can stockpile a larger quantity of raw materials.

It is the first of two separate planning applications submitted by Sharpak to be determined by South Gloucestershire Council. The second, for six rather than four extra silos, will be considered later.

Sharpak already has six silos at its factory, where it produces plastic food trays and containers, and are used to store plastic pellets used in the manufacturing process.

But a supply problem has led to the firm looking to store more of the pellets on site in order to avoid the risk of running out should deliveries be missed or held up.

It drew up one proposal to add four 50-tonne silos to the plant, which has been given consent despite objections from both Yate and Sodbury town councils.

The alternative scheme yet to be decided is for six bigger containers.

Parish leaders were concerned about the visual impact on surrounding homes of the new silos, which are proposed to go next to the existing structures.