One of the borough’s ‘most successful companies’ is set to expand creating up to 80 new jobs, following a planning ruling.
The Observer reported last month how Senator International had drawn up proposals to expand their facility off Whinney Hill Road in Huncoat to make it their ‘export-hub’.
The plans have now been approved by councillors at a recent planning committee meeting.
Simon Prideaux, chief planning officer at Hyndburn council, said Senator is one of the borough’s ‘most successful companies’ and the proposal would will help create up to 80 jobs.
Paul Clarke, commercial director at Senator, told the meeting: “We are ready to go and we could do with starting as soon as possible.”
Coun Bernard Dawson said: “I remember Senator first moving up there and have seen its development. It’s a big employer for the area and I have no problems with the application.”
The scheme includes an extension to its existing distribution centre, installing a new recycling building and garage and expanding the lorry park to accommodate up to 45 vehicles. Company bosses said this is a continuation of a £6 million expansion scheme started in 2010.