We are delighted to announce that plans to redevelopment our 60 year old Creamery site at Hawes have been granted planning permission by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. This marks the first stage in our bid to improve efficiency, capacity and continued production of Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese in Wensleydale, for decades to come.
David Hartley, managing director of The Wensleydale Creamery, commented: “We are delighted with the decision by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to grant our application to redevelop our Creamery building, at Hawes. The decision recognises and supports our ambition to invest in our business to ensure efficiency, capability and sustainability, but most importantly create a viable legacy for cheesemaking in Wensleydale for future generations.
“We have been producing cheese from the current Creamery building for 60 years and our exciting redevelopment plans will contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and in turn the Wensleydale economy.
“The backing of the Yorkshire Dale National Park Authority is the first stage in our plan to deliver a showcase facility for handcrafted cheese production and as a tourism destination for fans of the brand, that we are truly proud of. The next stage is to responsibly work through the projects financials, agree final specification details with planning officers and confirm an appropriate timescale for the redevelopment work to commence.”