Investment in a chemical site, which the company says will save 350 jobs, is approved

PROPOSALS which a major Bradford employer says will help save 350 jobs have been approved.

Based in Wyke, Nufarm is an agricultural chemicals company that operates from a huge site on Wyke Lane and is one of the largest employers in this area of ​​the district.

Last year, the company submitted a planning application to expand and modernize facilities at the site.

Effluent is treated on site, but due to limited facilities, this wastewater is not at a level where it can be disposed of using the sewage system.

Currently, this waste water is transported daily by a fleet of tankers to a treatment plant in Esholt, more than 16 km away, where it can be disposed of safely.

The new planning application relates to the construction of a purification plant which will make it possible to treat this waste on site before discharging it into the sewer.

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The company said building such a facility on the site would remove 24 HGVs from Bradford’s roads per day.

The application also included two micro-bioreactor tanks, two effluent buffer tanks, two holding tanks, a process water tank, a materials store building, a chemical storage area, new works drainage and resurfacing of an existing access road.

Nufarm said in its bid that the works would secure all 350 site-based jobs.

The application has now been approved by Bradford Council planning officers.

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