Factory pizza plans approved by council

Plans which could lead to the creation of around 60 new jobs at a Tweedmouth factory have been approved.

Friday, 28th December 2018, 08:27 am
Updated Monday, 7th January 2019, 11:39 am
Country Style Foods now occupies the former Jus Rol factory.

Country Style Foods, which makes dough-based products, is planning a replacement-build to produce cooked frozen pizza bases which cannot be accommodated in the existing layout.

The firm, which currently employs 80 staff, occupies the former Jus-Rol factory on the Tweedside Trading Estate which was closed in 2016.

In its planning application, it stated: ‘The proposed development is required to facilitate the installation of an oven and prover to produce cooked frozen pizza bases, resulting in the creation of around 60 new jobs. This expansion is to enable pizza bases to be produced that are oven-cooked and then frozen before packing’.

The area of development is at the rear of the site and would comprise a purpose-built extension to replace an unused existing office, development lab and development kitchen area which would be demolished.

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There were no objections and one letter of support from Berwick Civic Society which welcomed the employment opportunities it would provide.

The council’s planning department said: ‘The principle of development in this location for an extension to an existing industrial unit is acceptable’.