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