Proposals for a new facility dealing with clinical waste have been approved despite more than 100 letters of concern.
This week, Durham County Council’s county planning committee discussed plans for a new development at Enterprise City within Spennymoor’s Green Lane Industrial Estate.
Sharpsmart Ltd is headquartered at the site and specialises in the distribution and collection of clinical waste bins for the NHS.
Bins are washed and stored for re-use, with the contents transferred to bulk containers for disposal elsewhere.
The firm runs several regional facilities in England and recently expanded from unit 44 to the adjacent Enterprise Point One in Spennymoor, using the building for distribution and storage. Under new plans, the firm aimed to invest in new technology and equipment at the site to sterilise clinical waste before it is transported.