Case Studies

Palm Paper Ltd

dha secured planning permission for a new paper recycling facility for Palm Paper Ltd on a derelict former industrial site to the south of King’s Lynn in East Anglia. Palm Paper are a family owned German company with a number of paper mills and box plants throughout Europe, who were seeking to expand into the UK market. The mill will house the most advanced paper machine in the world, capable of producing 400,000 tonnes of newsprint a year from entirely recycled paper.

The site is 52 hectares in size, contains a County Wildlife Site and also presented issues of contamination, flooding, visual impact and protected species. The scale of the development proposed ensured that an Environmental Impact Assessment was required.

dha provided advice to the client and a large team of consultants on the planning implications of the project. We produced exhibition boards to inform the public of the proposals at the launch event in King’s Lynn. We co-ordinated the submission of the planning application and further information during the determination period. dha also worked to counter threats by a competitor to have the decision judicially reviewed.

After planning permission was secured dha managed the discharge and amendment of planning conditions. We have also secured a number of subsequent planning permissions to amend aspects of the main facility as well as for smaller schemes relating to the project, such as an electrical substation and gas pipeline. The facility was officially inaugurated in June 2010.

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For more information on dha's involvement in this project please contact David Harvey.

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