Arla to appoint contractor for development of new dairy

A10 WEEK 15 MCBH rd  ARLA demo on Buckland bridge
A10 WEEK 15 MCBH rd ARLA demo on Buckland bridge

A CONTRACTOR will be appointed later this month to start building a controversial mega dairy.

Development of the £150million Arla Foods project in Aston Clinton is set to start in April.

An access road has already been constructed for vehicles to enter the site, while other construction has included landscaping, tree planting, fencing and signage.

Arla says around 700 jobs will be created by the development in departments which include production, despatch, logistics, driving, environment, heath and safety, laboratory, quality control, engineering and planning.

People interested in working for the company can register their details online at

The dairy has been met with fierce opposition from Aston Clnton residents whose concerns are centred around the increased traffic volumes and the effect on surrounding countryside.