Ciner Glass Plans for Glass Bottle Manufacturing Facility in Blaenau Gwent, Wales

We are currently moving forward with our exciting plans to build and operate a glass bottle manufacturing and recycling facility within the Rassau Industrial Estate to the north of Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, South Wales.

This is a significant development for us and for South Wales. Once operational the plant would help provide a range of long-term benefits to the local community, including:

  • A £390m investment in a state-of-the-art glass recycling manufacturing plant.
  • Up to 600 jobs when the plant is operational plus an additional 400 jobs during the construction phase.
  • Create a centre of engineering excellence in glass technology for Wales, which can compete with the best in the world.
  • Provide thousands of new job opportunities for young people over several decades.
  • Contribute to both Blaenau Gwent and the Welsh Government’s net-zero ambitions by drastically reducing the levels of glass imported.

Our Planning Application

We submitted an application for full planning permission to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council in September 2021. Following this, the Council carried out a consultation on our application to gather feedback from local people and other interested parties. We have since responded to the feedback to provide answers to the questions raised and have submitted additional information to the Council. This information can be viewed on the Council’s own website by clicking here.

We have now re-submitted the planning application for the Council’s consideration. The application is currently going through its second consultation phase, a process that is run by the Council and we currently anticipate that our application will be considered by the local councillors for a decision in May 2022.

You can access all the documents we have submitted to accompany our planning application and comment on these by visiting the Council’s planning portal here.