A FLAVOUR manufacturer for the food and drinks industry has been given the green light to expand its production and storage base.

Plans put forward by JPL Flavours for an extension at its Clayhill Industrial Estate facility in Neston have been rubber stamped by Cheshire West and Chester Council today (June 7).

The business, which began trading in 2016 and has a turnover of more than £5m, designs flavours for numerous industries including beverages, bakery, confectionery, culinary, dairy, health and nutrition, personal care and e-liquids.

Its planning application stated: "Extension to existing food flavourings production and storage facility, by construction of steel framed link corridor and attached building, constructed from metal roof and wall cladding and part masonry walls."

In a report recommending approval, council case officer Angela Wrigley said: "The application seeks planning permission for an extension to the existing facility which currently provides primary flavouring agents for use in the food and drinks industry.

"The proposed extension would house additional production and storage facilities for an expanding business."

She added: "It is considered that the design is functional and is in keeping with the character of the existing buildings, and that the proposal would not have a significant adverse impact on health or quality of life, having particular regard to residential amenity.

"The impact on ecology and trees can be mitigated through appropriate conditions or provision of further information.

"Further information specifically regarding land contamination is outstanding and this can be suitably addressed through appropriate conditions prior to commencement of works."