Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Greens Focus on Yard Plans

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Greens Focus on Yard Plans

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A green group today vowed to scrutinise a planning application by ghost ship dismantler Able UK.

The Gazette revealed yesterday that as well as applying for permission to dismantle and recycle former US naval vessels, Able UK plans a pounds 25m transformation of its yard at Graythorp.

The massive overhaul includes three new docks and a new coffer-dam which would allow ship building and wind turbine and blade manufacture to take place on the Tees site.

It could mean more than 700 new jobs at the yard.

At the height of the ghost ships furore in 2003, Friends of the Earth (FoE) was the most vocal critic of the controversial pounds 11m recycling deal.

Today FoE campaigns director Mike Childs said: "We have been fighting for a full assessment of these activities on the internationally important wildlife site next door to Able.

"That has been done and submitted as part of this planning application so we are pleased.

"But we will not come to any general conclusion on the planning application until we have had a chance to scrutinise it in full and seen all the paperwork. …

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