Gloucestershire

New Forest of Dean salt dome proposals approved

Moreton salt dome
Image caption The new dome will be similar to one that opened in Moreton-in-Marsh last May

Planning permission for a new dome to store salt for Gloucestershire's roads has been granted.

The dome, similar to one which opened in Moreton-in-Marsh last May, will be built at the Gloucestershire Highways depot in Cannop in the Forest of Dean.

The new dome will increase the site's storage capacity from 1,000 tonnes to 3,800 tonnes.

The county's overall capacity will increase to more than 11,000 tonnes.

Approval was granted at a Gloucestershire County Council planning committee meeting on Thursday.

Building work is due to start in the summer.

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