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Walkers crisp company plans new preparation plant in Leicester

Walkers has announced plans to build a new potato washing facility near to its factory in Leicester. The local council agreed a deal for the firm to purchase a 2.6-ha site off Thurcaston Road for more than £3.5 mln. The sale is conditional on planning permission being given for the new building.

As part of the land sale, a new road would be constructed to serve the new factory and open access to adjoining council-owned land at Ashton Green, the authority said. The £2.25m road, which would be paid for by the council, would include provision for cyclists and pedestrians.

The council said the move would allow Walkers to centralise the washing and grading of potatoes from farms across the UK, reducing transport movement and water waste. More than 40 new jobs would be created as a result.


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