Hanson UK’s £2m plan for asphalt plants at Penmaenmawr and on Anglesey
Hanson UK is planning a major investment in North Wales that will secure the future of one Conwy asphalt plant and potentially create a permanent new site on Anglesey.
The building materials company needs to close its ageing asphalt facility in Penmaenmawr.
Under its plan a unit will be moved from Oxford to Cae’r Glaw quarry near Gwalchmai on Anglesey – if planning permission is secured – with workers from Penmaenmawr relocating across to the island site.
The Penmaenmawr plant will then be demolished and replaced with a new one in an investment worth £1.85 million, with workers moving back once that work is completed.
There is though the potential for the Anglesey site to remain open to help service major developments in the region, like the Caernarfon bypass and Wylfa Newydd. This would create additional jobs in the region.
An application is due to be submitted to Anglesey council for the site near Gwalchmai.
The site housed an asphalt plant until it was mothballed in 2008 as the construction sector collapsed in the recession.
Anthony Pierce, who lives in Gwalchmai, said he had concerns over the additional truck movements and environmental impact of the development.
He said he did not wish to stop the plans but wanted to ensure that conditions were in place to protect people living in the village.