New factory for Tiptree?

A consultation starts today over plans to build nearly 250 homes and a new jam factory in Tiptree.

Queen Elizabeth II during a tour of the Wilkin and Son's Jam factory in Tiptree, Essex. Credit: PA

Wilkin and Sons want to sell some of its land to housing developers to help fund a £250 million factory near its current base.

Tiptree's existing factory site and nearby fields would be turned into homes if planning permission is granted.