Independent feed manufacturer I’Anson Brothers, based at Masham in North Yorkshire, has secured planning permission from Hambleton District Council for a new £12 million feed mill on the nearby Dalton Industrial Estate.
Plans for the new 23,000 sq ft facility were first revealed last May. The 150,000 tonne capacity ruminant feed plant at Dalton New Bridge close to the A1 will be energy efficient and technologically advanced to ensure sustainability.
Construction of the mill is expected to commence in the autumn, with completion and commissioning scheduled for early 2022. The project is the largest investment in I’Anson’s 120-year history.
The company says the additional production capacity will complement its existing headquarters plant at Masham. Moving bulk farm feeds manufacture to the Dalton site will free capacity at Masham to expand the company’s British Horse Feeds and micronized feeds, specialty rations and Golden Paste supplements range.
“We are delighted that the planning committee has given its unanimous approval to our proposal and regard it as a vote of confidence in our future and our continuing commitment to North Yorkshire. It is a fitting way to celebrate our 120th anniversary as a business,” states company chairman and managing director Chris I’Anson. “Over the next few weeks our project team will liaise with council planners as we make our preparations to move onto the site and begin the initial works.”