Tetrosyl install large metal storage tanks without planning permission

Date published: 09 August 2017

Two water storage tanks and a new outbuilding at the Tetrosyl premises on Royle Barn Road in Castleton are understood to have been erected without planning permission.

Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed the car care products giant has been asked to submit a retrospective planning application.

Keith Dawson, Interim Chief Planning Officer at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “We are aware of the works that have taken place at Tetrosyl’s site in Castleton. The tanks are water storage tanks for the sprinkler system within the building. We have contacted the company and asked them to submit a retrospective planning application.”

Earlier this year, the company moved to provide reassurance about the "rigorous" health and safety systems that will be in place following the concern of residents and councillors at the prospect of hazardous substances being stored.

Part of the rigorous health and safety systems and procedures includes a sprinkler system covering the whole warehouse.

Tetrosyl is the leading manufacturer of car care products in Europe and the largest independent blender of lubricants in the UK. The group manufacturers and supplies products for car valeting, crash repair systems, automotive parts, trade and retail paints, DIY tools, in-car connectivity, leisure products and a home improvement range. These can be found under household brand names such as T-Cut, CarPlan, Triplewax, Wonder Wheels, Carlube, Bluecol and Tetrion, to name but a few.

Most of the products that Tetrosyl manufacture can be bought in supermarkets, high street shops and petrol stations. Altogether over 2,500 manufactured product lines are distributed to 100 countries across the globe each year.

A spokesperson for Tetrosyl said: "The two storage tanks are deluge tanks which will be filled with water to service the comprehensive sprinkler system which we are in the process of completing the installation of at our distribution centre on Royle Barn Road.

"We are aware that residents have previously raised concerns surrounding the fire risk presented by our new warehouse and the comprehensive sprinkler system we have invested in (of which the tanks form an integral part) should go some way to reassuring those residents that Tetrosyl places the highest priority on fire safety."

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