Mid Tipp in line for jobs boost as compost facility gets green light

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Mid Tipp is in line for a significant jobs boost.

Planning permission has been granted for a mushroom compost production facility near Moyne.

The mushroom industry in Ireland has been facing difficulties since the UK’s decision to leave the EU with a number of Tipperary producers being forced to close.

Despite this Commercial Mushroom Producers decided to go ahead with plans for a major project on part of the Lisheen site near Moyne.

The County Monaghan based co-op lodged a planning application with Tipperary County Council last April for the development of a compost production facility at Killoran.

It includes the construction of an 8,400 square metre storage building, a bunker building stretching to almost 10,000 square metres and a tunnel building of over 10,000 square metres.

CMP – which is a co-operative made up of a number of operations across the country – hope to create in the region of 60 jobs when the project gets off the ground.

The company engaged with local residents about their plans with a number of meetings taking place before the planning application was lodged.

Tipp County Council sought further information from Commercial Mushroom Producers last June which was subsequently submitted in November.

The planning authority has now granted conditional approval for the project to go ahead on a 22 acre site owned by Vedanta.