Arla Diary: Public ConsultationDecember 8, 2010
Please find below a press release from Arla. The press release has details about public meetings regarding plans for a new diary in Aylesbury.
Arla Foods to host public consultation events regarding proposed fresh milk dairy
Aylesbury residents are invited to two public consultations to discuss the proposed £150 million investment into the world’s first zero carbon fresh milk dairy, near to Aston Clinton.
Arla Foods has assessed sites across the Midlands and South of England in a bid to find the ideal site for its new dairy. Aylesbury was selected due to its access directly onto the strategic road network minimising the impact on any local villages. The town also offers access to a strong workforce and the dairy will create more than 680 skilled jobs.
This unique scheme will bring a windfall investment into the local economy as well as providing education, training and apprenticeship opportunities and delivering high quality commercial space to foster new business growth in the area.
Arla Foods is keen to engage with local people and three drop-in exhibitions will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday 8 December 2010 from 6pm until 8:30pm at Weston Turville Village Hall, School Approach, Weston Turville HP22 5RW
Thursday 9 December 2010 from 4pm until 7:30pm at Anthony Hall, London Road, Aston Clinton HP22 5HG
Thursday 9 December 2010 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm at Buckland Village Hall, Buckland Village, Aylesbury HP22 5HU
Tim Evans, senior director UK projects and engineering at Arla Foods, says: “We are keen to discuss the emerging master plan with local people prior to submitting a planning application, which is why we are hosting two public consultation events to present our plans and give the local community the opportunity to discuss them with the project team.
“We believe the site we have identified is the ideal location for this unique proposal. Not only will it deliver high quality employment and training opportunities, it will process milk from British farms, which will support the country’s farmers.”
www.arlafoods.com/aylesbury.Following the consultations, Arla Foods will review the master plan, considering the comments raised at the exhibition, before submitting a planning application this winter. If planning permission is secured, Arla Foods will be in a position to invest by 2011.