A new £2.5m mushroom production facility in Augher has been given the planning go ahead by the Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee.
The new mushroom research, development, growing and distribution facility on the edge of Augher represents a £2.5 million investment in the region and will result in the creation of up to 60 new jobs.
Speaking after the Committee’s April meeting, Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Martin Kearney, highlighted the benefits. “These latest decisions will benefit not only the Dungannon area but the whole district in terms of economic growth and the creation of additional jobs both directly and indirectly.
The decisions emphasise the fact that planning at a local level can create larger scale outcomes that will benefit the entire Mid Ulster area and help to create a sustainable economy.”
The mushroom production hub is big news for the local area and is also big news for the local mushroom industry.
Emyvale mushroom grower Peadar McGee of Cornacrieve Mushrooms is involved in the new mushroom production hub .