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Planners to consider giant dairy in Buckinghamshire

Plans to build one of the world's largest dairies are to be submitted to planners in Buckinghamshire.

The £150m complex will be built on 70 acres (24 hectares) of land near Aston Clinton and produce about 10% of the milk needed in England, it is claimed.

Developers Arla Foods said the dairy would create 700 new jobs and hold millions of litres of milk in storage.

But people living near the proposed site claim existing roads will not be able to cope with the extra traffic.

Arla says it has already changed plans to lessen the impact of the dairy on local people.

If it gets the go ahead the dairy could be in operation by the end of next year.

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