JCB have had planning approved from ESBC to build a new factory at Beamhurst. The Environment Agency and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England have recommended that the application is turned down because of its impact on the environment, traffic, pollution, wildlife and landscape which is prone to flooding. There were 14 letters of objection in all.
The application is contrary to the Local Plan and will still have to be referred to the Secretary of State for final approval.
Anthony Bamford donated £1 Million to the Tory party over the last year. ESBC is Tory controlled.