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£150 Million UK Dairy Project Given Go Ahead

26 October 2011

UK - The Secretary of State has confirmed that he will not to call-in the £150 million Arla dairy proposal, giving Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) the green light to grant detailed planning permission for the dairy and outline planning permission for the ancillary and supporting business park uses on the site near to Aston Clinton, Aylesbury.

On 23 September 2011, AVDC’s Strategic Planning Committee was unanimous in its decision to grant detailed planning permission for the UK’s first zero-carbon dairy and the business park.

Peter Lauritzen, CEO of Arla Foods UK plc, said: "The granting of planning permission means we can bring a state-of-the-art dairy to Aylesbury, creating 700 new jobs, a £20 million annual wages bill and delivering a £150 million private-sector led investment."

"Arla’s aim is to be a good long-term neighbour and we have therefore incorporated a multi million pound package of mitigation measures to effectively reduce or remove the effect of bringing the dairy to this site. We are also proposing to create a community liaison group so we can continue to work closely with local councillors and residents."

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