Future of Ince glass plant could be decided in December

The future of a giant glass manufacturing and bottling plant on Chester's outskirts could be considered by councillors in December.

The Quinn Glass plant in Ince, which provides 560 jobs, has been built and in production since spring 2005 although it does not have planning permission.

Approval for the plant was rejected by Communities and Local Government Secretary Hazel Blears who raised a number of concerns following an inquiry.

It emerged in her decision that a fresh application with a comprehensive approach might be the way forward in the circumstances.

Her decision has been challenged by Quinn in the High Court while competitors and a small number of local residents have called for enforcement action.

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