In the UK, EGGER Group operates two plants located in Hexham and Barony. Headquartered in Austria, the family owned business has 20 plants and 26 sales office across the world.
EGGER Barony is a purpose built, raw chipboard production plant located on the outskirts of Auchinleck, East Ayrshire. Production began in 1998 and today we employee over 130 people, with over 20% of the workforce joining as an apprentice.
Over the last ten years, the site has received significant investment from EGGER Group. This has upgraded and increased the efficiency of our production processes to serve our growing customer base. We produce raw chipboard, melamine faced chipboard and structural flooring in the UK for the furniture, interior design and housebuilding markets. We also supply the UK market with worktops, laminates, edging, OSB and decorative flooring.
Annually we produce 1.1million m³ of chipboard across both UK sites, generating a turnover of £282 million. Over the last 35 years, we have produced enough melamine faced chipboard to build one and a half kitchens in every home in the UK, and made enough structural flooring to floor more than two million homes.
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A detailed presentation will be given at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7:30pm
. The team will be available in between those times to answer any direct questions.
Attending from our project team will be:
Heiko Lichtblau – Plant Director, EGGER Barony
Alan Neish – Planning Advisor
Kirsty Obrien – Invicta PA
Jennifer Peltier – Invicta PA
To join our telephone conference call on 25 February 2021, 6pm-8pm
please dial: 03330 434 351 and enter pin: 774 5980.
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The Planning Process
In 2019, we brought forward a planning application to remove traffic restrictions on the site. Despite being a local application, we undertook an extensive public consultation plan to consult the local community on these proposals. East Ayrshire Council had a full hearing on the proposals and was thereafter granted. Thereafter, we were delighted to establish a Community Liaison Forum inclusive of the nine surrounding community councils in the area.
In December 2020 East Ayrshire Council (EAC), agreed that the proposals can be submitted as a “Local Planning Application” and not a “Major Planning Application” because the size of the extension was within the relevant criteria. Following a Screening Request under the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, EAC agreed in February 2021 that a formal EIA was not required.
A new Licensing Permit will also be required for the proposals from SEPA, and this is separate from the process of dealing with the planning application. Whilst SEPA will be consulted by EAC on the planning application, it is standing advice that the planning system should not involve duplication of powers, which are held by other Regulatory Bodies (eg SEPA).
We are now working on our planning application, which will be submitted before the end of February 2021.
East Ayrshire Council stated in their assessment that there will be no significant environmental impact. The site complies with the following:
If you have any feedback or comments on our proposal please submit to Kirsty OBrien on 0141 212 7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by the end of February.