Unanimous approval has been given to the expansion of the Woodend Nursery in Over Peover.
Cheshire East councillors gave the go-ahead to the scheme, which will see a new glasshouse, heat storage tank, and lagoon being built on Stocks Lane to grow tomatoes.
Approval came despite development taking place in the green belt, as council policy allows for agricultural development, which exempted the glasshouse itself, and it was argued that the lagoon and storage tank were required for its smooth operation.
Cllr Patrick Redstone, representing the Odd Rode ward, also praised the bid: “I like this development. It is sustainable.
“We are just going into Brexit so getting our tomatoes locally is better than Holland. I like the idea that it is using heat from the plants and water from the roof run-off to heat and water the plants.”