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Committee unsuprisingly approve latest new development at Burghfield

On 13 August the West Berkshire Planning Committee unanimously approved the latest planning application for a "Conventional" Rationalisation Manufacturing Facility at Burghfield. Some conditions were placed on the application, including to address the danger of flooding, which had affected the site last year. However, the committee did not include in its recommendations any reference to the Health and Safety problems which last year resulted in stoppages to warhead operations. The next application, expected later this year, will be for a warhead assembly and disassembly facility, to replace the current "Gravel Gerties".