A senior official at Lafarge has told a public meeting that the redundant factory land could be used for waste management or industrial units.
John Hernon, national planning manager, said Lafarge’s decision to end manufacturing at Westbury stemmed from the fact the predicted demand for cement would not return to 2007 levels until at least 2021.
Mr Hernon, who attended the Westbury Area Board on Thursday, said the firm was entering into detailed talks with Wiltshire Council about the site’s future. He said the area around the factory could lend itself to other employment opportunities, including as a waste management site or for industrial units. However, he said the firm had no clear redevelopment plan, and that it would be up to two years before serious demolition planning would be completed.