North East Lincolnshire Council voted seven to four in favour of the decision.
Plans for a major land-based salmon farm in Grimsby, representing a £100 million investment and the potential creation of approximately 80 jobs, was approved by North East Lincolnshire Council on Wednesday, November 29.
Under plans submitted by Aquaculture Seafood, the 50-tank, 40,000 square meter new facility will be built on a 29 acre site formerly used as rail sidings at the Port of Grimsby.
Four Councillors were in favour of delaying the decision on the 5,000 ton and commissioning an Environmental Impact Assessment, while the remaining seven voted in favour of the proposed fish factory.
The proposed facility, spanning 440,000 square feet in gross internal area, is designed to incorporate both freshwater and saltwater tanks for salmon cultivation.
Additional features of the development include a water treatment plant, a fish processing line, a feed storage unit, and an on-site energy center. The facility’s layout also provides for bio-security measures, disinfection areas, and landscaping.
Plans detail the establishment of new access routes to the site, alongside provisions for 95 car parking spaces, seven van parking spaces, 40 bicycle parking spots, and three loading bays.
The meeting was attended by the Director of Aquacultured Seafood as well as objectors who addressed councillors.