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Planning policy changes could enable Able UK to recycle 'ghost ships'

Government planning policy changes mean that ship recycler Able UK could now get permission to scrap four US ghost ships docked at its yard in Teesside. Hartlepool Council had earlier refused to give planning permission to extend Ables facilities to recycle the US ships. It citied environmental and planning concerns as the reason and Able had been appealing against its decision. However, the council said planning reforms mean it has no chance of successfully ...