Two giant greenhouses' plan of providing 10% of UK tomatoes

04-10-2019    11:54   |    BBC News

Norfolk and Suffolk greenhouses costing £120m are to be built next to sewage works to grow millions of tomatoes and bring 360 agricultural jobs.

Work on the greenhouses - the UK's largest - has already begun at Trowse, near Norwich, and Ingham, Suffolk.

Heat to create an ideal growing temperature will be pumped into the greenhouses from the sewage works.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said they would provide an economic "shot in the arm".

Britain consumes 500 million tons of tomatoes a year but only 20% are home-grown.

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