300 new jobs coming to rural Somerset as new factory approved

Somerset Live reports that up to 300 new jobs will be coming to rural Somerset after councillors backed plans for a new concrete factory near one of the area's main quarries

Porr UK Ltd. applied for permission to build the factory on the former Trinidad Works on the A361 near the small village of Wanstrow, between Frome and Shepton Mallet.

The company intends to use the site, located near the Torr Works quarry, to manufacture numerous concrete products for major UK infrastructure projects - including railway bed slabs for the construction of the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway line.

Mendip District Council's planning board gave the green light to these proposals when it met in Shepton Mallet on Wednesday evening (October 12), despite concerns about the environmental impact of the new facility.

The site lies on Haygrove Lane to the south of the A361, opposite the Leighton Business Park, and has been largely underused since Permanite Asphalt Ltd. ceased operation there in the 1990s.

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