North East Wales

Tomlinson's Dairies plans decision deferred by councillors

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Image caption The business started as a doorstep round using milk from the family dairy farm at Minera

A decision on plans for a £14m dairy expansion has been deferred by Wrexham councillors pending a site visit.

A council report said extra production space was needed to meet demand at Tomlinson's Dairies, Minera, which had outgrown its facilities.

Bosses want to double production to 195 million litres of milk a year. They have said about 60 extra staff would be needed

The dairy currently employs about 170 staff.

Wrexham planners had recommended the proposals get the go ahead.

But councillors voted to hold a site visit on 14 October before making a decision.

The business was established in 1983 by brothers Philip and John Tomlinson, expanding from a doorstep round using milk from the family dairy farm at Minera.

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