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Up to 300 scrap metal yards could close if permits amended, according to BMRA

The British Metal Recycling Association has warned that if the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs plans to change permit regulations for scrap metal yards go ahead up to 300 metal recycling businesses could be pushed into requiring evidence of planning permission. Defra has been working with the Environment Agency and the Welsh Assembly Government in order to tidy up permitting regulations. However, the BMRA is concerned about the possibility ...