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Last Updated: Friday, 1 October, 2004, 10:00 GMT 11:00 UK
Pet food factory plans for town
Castle Cary
Some residents objected to the plans
Plans for a dry pet food factory to be built in a Somerset market town have been given the green light, despite some opposition.

A Crown Pet Foods factory will set up on land earmarked for industrial use near Torbay Road, Castle Cary.

Some residents objected to the plans, saying the factory would be an eyesore and could cause traffic problems, while others welcomed the job opportunities.

Building will not start until road improvements in the area are complete.

A spokesman for Crown Pet Foods told BBC News Online that the factory would provide 80 new jobs, but would not be fully operational before the end of 2006.

Crown Pet Foods is a subsidiary of the French company, Royal Canin, and has its UK base in the Yeovil-based company, James Wellbeloved.

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