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Paper mill submits plans for backup site at Saddlebow

A Lynn-based paper manufacturing facility has submitted plans to build a second plant to use as a backup site.

Palm Paper, on Poplar Avenue, has submitted a planning application to West Norfolk Council to “construct a paper separation plant building with associated conveyor, internal access roads and drainage”.

Planning Applications (2791579)
Planning Applications (2791579)

Officials say the backup site includes plans for raw material storage, bale storage, paper separation and de-inking storage.

The application reads: “Palm Paper Limited proposes to construct and operate a paper separation plant to be known as ‘Palm Paper – paper separation plant’.

“The new plant will be used as a backup establishment for the existing paper producing machine named ‘PM7’.

“After the separation process, the separated product could be send directly to the stock preparation of the paper machine located opposing.”

Plans suggest building a rectangular building, measuring 2.1 hectares, south of their existing Palm Paper plant.

The application continues: “If there is no current need of feeding the paper machine, it will also be possible to stock the separated material in the raw material storage located in the new facility.

“In case of a supply stop of the recycled paper, the operation of the paper machine will be unaffected because there will be enough storage area in the new plant to bridge this events.

“The site is located approximately 1.1km to the north of Saddlebow and 3.3 kilometres to the south west of King’s Lynn.”

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