Following on from plans released back in June 2019, I’Anson Brothers Ltd, parent company to British Horse Feeds, has had planning permission to proceed with their new production facility.
Hambleton District Council planning committee has given unanimous approval for the leading North Yorkshire animal feed manufacturer, to build a new, £12m production facility, the largest investment in its 120-year history.
The new 23,000 sq. ft mill will be constructed at Dalton New Bridge, the next phase of the Dalton Industrial Estate in North Yorkshire. The ultramodern facility has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible and will be one of the most technologically advanced feed mills in Europe. The increased production capacity will complement the firm’s existing plant at Masham and enable it to meet growing demand from existing customers, secure new orders, expand its export operations and continue to be a major supplier to the agriculture sector.
I’Anson Brothers Ltd currently employs 85 people from the local community and this latest investment will maintain the existing workforce and also create additional jobs at the new production facility with more expected to follow as the company grows in the future.
Group Sales and Purchasing Director Will I’Anson commented:
“We are thrilled that the plans have been accepted and it is a really exciting time for the company as we expand our fifth-generation family owned business. Not only will it enhance our presence in the Agri sector on a bespoke green field site, it will also give us further production expansion at the Masham factory for branded and own label manufacture for NOPs accredited horse feeds and ingredients and also further penetration into all lifestyle feed sectors, perhaps even retailing opportunities”.
“The green light for building work to begin which is scheduled to start in autumn this year is a fitting way to celebrate our 120th anniversary as a business.”
Construction of the mill itself is expected to begin in the autumn and last for 18 months. Completion and commissioning is scheduled for early 2022.