A Hebburn company is seeking planning permission to store asbestos at its base.
Premier Asbestos Services Limited in Windmill Way has applied to South Tyneside Council for the permission to storage of waste asbestos on site.
The plans are for the substance to be kept in up to four fully enclosed and lockable skips before it will be removed for disposal at registered hazardous waste landfill sites.
If permission is granted, the company will be able to accept asbestos waste from other contractors and the general public. However, it will not be processed on the Hebburn site.
All waste accepted at the site will either be double bagged or wrapped in polythene.
People can leave comments on the application until August 28 by visiting www.southtyneside.gov.uk and searching for ‘ST/0601/15/FUL’.