Plans to store large amounts of hazardous materials on a Dundee industrial site have been recommended for approval by council chiefs.
Pharmaceutical firm Elanco, who operates the site at the Dunsinane Industrial Estate, lodged the application in June.
The firm wishes to store up to 195 tonnes of E1 materials and up to 290 tonnes of E2 materials, which can pose a threat to the aquatic environment.
The company cannot proceed without special consent from the local authority under substance control regulations.
The application has been recommended for approval by council planning chiefs, and is set to be voted on at Monday’s development management committee in Dundee.
In a report to go before the committee, the council’s director of city development Mike Galloway, said: “Vericore Ltd (Elanco) seeks Hazardous Substances Consent to store and process E1 and E2 substances on their site at Kinnoull Road, between the Kingsway and Dunsinane Avenue within the designated principal economic development area.
“E1 and E2 are groups of environmentally hazardous substances which require hazardous substances consent when present over a certain threshold because they can be harmful to the aquatic environment.
“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have no objection to the application.
“There are no significant reasons for refusing hazardous substances consent.”
A spokesman from SEPA said: “SEPA currently has no objections to the hazardous substances application made by Vericore Ltd to Dundee City Council for the storage of hazardous substances at their facility on Dunsinane Avenue.
“SEPA has carried out an initial inspection of the site and is satisfied that measures are in place to contain any discharges of E1 or E2 substances in the event of a major incident.
“Further inspections will be carried out by SEPA to identify any additional improvements which could be made.”
A spokesman for Elanco said: “Vericore, Ltd., doing business as Elanco Animal Health in Dundee, Scotland, has submitted an application to the Dundee City Council for approval to store raw materials and finished products classified as hazardous substances under the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations.
“The application was necessary because of production increases at the Dundee manufacturing site. The site is required by law to submit a notification to the council when quantities of certain raw materials and finished products exceed the defined thresholds.
“After a review of the application, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) inspected the site to verify that the controls Elanco has in place to store the hazardous materials are appropriate. There were no objections by SEPA following the inspection.
“Elanco is committed to ensuring that all our manufacturing sites remain in compliance with chemical management laws and regulations so we can continue to make high-quality products safely and responsibly.”