The company planned to increase the floor space of its site on Waterswallows Lane by 27,871m2, pending approval from High Peak Borough Council.
In its planning documents, Nestlé said: “The bottled water category continues to show growth as more people make healthier choices and choose to enjoy water.
“The size of the proposed extension … would allow us to create economies of scale by maximising flexibility, production efficiencies and optimising the distribution network of the existing factory, by reducing our use of off-site storage facilities and the related transportation between sites.”
New water bottling line
Nestlé’s plans for the factory included a new water bottling line, distribution and storage facilities, external service yards and landscaping in and around the perimeter of the site.
The expansion will secure the roles of the existing 220 workers at the site, as well as creating a further 72 permanent and temporary jobs, said Nestlé.
“This investment in a key local economic sector is important in many ways. It demonstrates a confidence by Nestlé Waters in its Buxton operation,” said the company.
“It provides long-term resilience for this economic sector, added security for existing jobs, lead to the creation of new employment opportunities and it will give support for other businesses in the supply chain.”
Public consultation for the planning application will continue until February 1.
Nestlé’s latest application comes five months after submitting plans to build a new plant at its coffee factory in Derbyshire, in a bid to cut the pollution and volume of liquid waste discharged into the Severn Trent Water Treatment Works.
The proposed process will handle the entire trade effluent volume produced at the facility before discharging treated liquid waste to Severn Trent Water.
Meanwhile, meat protein firm Essentia Protein Solutions has acquired four business units in the West Midlands as part of its UK expansion, to be stocked with £100,000 of new equipment.