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Chipboard plant seeks to expand

Egger UK, Hexham
Egger UK employs about 400 people at Hexham in Northumberland

Controversial proposals to extend one of Tynedale's biggest factories have been recommended for approval.

Planners at Northumberland Council said permission should be granted to expand the Egger chipboard plant at Hexham.

The firm wants to extend on to land east of the factory, which is one of the most prominent in the Tyne Valley.

The company has promised almost 50 additional full-time jobs, but some residents believe the work would make the plant too big and intrusive.

The company currently employs about 400 people.

The firm said the proposed new building would house three production lines that would process laminated chipboard for kitchen doors and worktops.



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