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New asphalt plant for Isle of Wight

Wight Building Materials

Wight Building Materials secure planning permission to construct new asphalt plant at St Georges

THE Isle of Wight Council has approved Wight Building Materials’ planning application to replace the existing asphalt plant at Blackwater Quarry, St Georges, with a new, modern, high-performance facility for asphalt production and recycling.

Wight Building Materials, the recently formed joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Eurovia, say the new facility will involve capital investment of more £3.5 million and represents a long-term commitment to support a sustainable building material business on the Isle of Wight.

Scott Wardrop, chief executive of Eurovia UK, said: ‘Aggregate Industries and Eurovia are pleased to get formal approval from Isle of Wight Council for a new asphalt production facility and for asphalt aggregate recycling.

‘This will allow Wight Building Materials to move forward and build a modern, low-emission asphalt plant, needed by the Isle of Wight to produce high-quality materials for the island for many years to come.’

As a direct result of the planning approval by the Isle of Wight Council, Eurovia will now withdraw their planning application for an asphalt plant at Medina Wharf.

The new plant at St Georges is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2014.

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