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McLelland Spell Out Position

CHEESE giants McLelland have spelled out their threat not to expand further in Stranraer.

In spite of that, planning officials have recommended that a business which will include breaking up cars should be allowed just yards from a multi-million cheese packing plant which will employ more than 20 people.

DA Autoparts want to develop the Scottish Power depot in Commerce Road on the town's industrial estate into what is described as "an end of life vehicle facility" but which the cheese company brand a scrap yard. And in a report which went before councillors yesterday (Wednesday), McLelland made their position crystal clear.

"Very large sums of money have been expended to make the new factory a flagship both for the cheese processing industry and a showcase for the industrial site", they say.

And they add

"McLelland Cheese Packing Ltd are constructing a showpiece factory which buyers from all the major supermarkets throughout the UK will be able to visit.

"The quality of finishes used for the new factory are considerably in excess of those required for an ordinary food factory.

"This expenditure is supposed to establish in the minds of the visitors the quality of the operation.

"The stacking of derelict cars adjacent to this architectural statement is totally incompatible with this concept."

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