Halen Môn were in the throes of constructing their new factory unit, when they realised that permission for the old one, which was a temporary permission, was about to expire. This would, technically, have left them with a factory without permission and another not completed. They turned to Owen Devenport for advice and an application was made to extend the temporary permission to enable the company to continue trading without having to rush the completion of their state of the art manufacturing plant. Permission was actually given for another full 5 year term, although Halen Môn want to move in to their new unit, understandably, as soon as possible.