GREYFRIAR’S BOSS BLASTS ‘MADNESS’ AFTER APPEAL REJECTED The managing director of a mushroom factory has hit out at “the madness” of their opponents’ strategy after an inspector dismissed its appeal against plans to build three additional poly tunnels. John Smith of Greyfriars UK, based at Wath, near Ripon, has submitted a number of different planning applications over the years to expand the highly successful business and create more growing space.
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CAMPAIGNERS CELEBRATE MUSHROOM FACTORY EXPANSION DEFEAT Campaigners against the expansion of a mushroom factory have spoken of their delight after the latest decision in a long running planning battle went in their favour. Greyfriars UK, based at Wath, near Ripon, has submitted a number of different planning applications in recent years to expand the business and create more growing space.
Local residents set up a campaign group, Wath Against Mushrooms (Wam), to fight the plans, which they argue are too big for the rural area and will increase the number of lorries visiting the site. The original plans submitted by Greyfriars to build a 100m long by 70m growing shed are subject to a public enquiry in September.
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