Future of Westbury works to be revealed

Future of Westbury works to be revealed
Published: 14 June 2010

The future of Lafarge’s Westbury works, UK, will be discussed at this week’s area board meeting, when representatives of cement firm Lafarge make a presentation to the public.
The Westbury works, which was opened by Blue Circle in September 1962, was mothballed in April last year due to the recession and rising costs.

A 17-man team have remained at the plant, in the shadow of the White Horse, to deal with cement coming in by railway and out by lorries, as well as a land and planning team.
Lafarge national planning manager, John Hernon, will be at Westbury Area Board on Thursday.
Lafarge spokesman Simon Carter said: “John will be giving an update on the future of the site which was mothballed last year. There are no further details at this stage –- these will be revealed at the meeting.”