Tyrrells under fire over vodka plans

30 November, 2007

Crisps producer

Tyrrells' plans to turn its Herefordshire farm into a vodka distillery have been attacked by local residents.

The company hopes to use a £5 million regional prize it won in the Bank of Scotland's Corporate £25 million Entrepreneur Challenge to use potatoes too small for its

crisps to make 3,600 bottles a week.


fear that extra traffic

and emissions would be generated by

a distillery, so they are urging Herefordshire Council to reject Tyrrells' planning application.

A petition signed by 29 people plus 21 letters of objection have been submitted to councillors.

Herefordshire Council's

tourism officer supports the plans as "an excellent diversification scheme", according to a spokeswoman.

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